Joel Peralta

#62 RP / Seattle Mariners / EXP: 12YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 210 lb Age: 40 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Mariners' Joel Peralta: Likely taking over eighth-inning role

      Manager Scott Servais said Monday that Peralta "will probably be the guy we'll lean on" in the eighth inning with Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) on the DL, Bob Dutton the Tacoma News Tribune reports. It's unclear who much time Benoit will require on the disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation, but Peralta is slated to take on higher-leverage situations. With more hold opportunities imminent, Peralta will look to parlay his success this season -- two earned runs, eight strikeouts, and a .115 batting average against in eight innings -- to the new role.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Mariners' Joel Peralta: Still has manager's confidence

      Peralta gave up game-tying home runs in the eighth inning of each of his last two appearances, but manager Scott Servais said he will continue to give the right-hander the ball in late-inning situations, the Seattle Times reports. While Servais was supportive, Peralta only pitched the eighth inning of both games because Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) was unavailable. Expect Peralta to be limited to seventh inning or earlier as long as Benoit is available. And Servais didn't give an open-ended endorsement, either. "We're going to need Peralta," Servais said. "We're going to give him the ball. But when you come in tie games, or one-run lead there late, you've got to be very fine. Mistakes in this league will get you."

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Mariners' Joel Peralta: Informed he'll make Opening Day roster

      The Mariners informed Peralta on Sunday that he'd make the club's Opening Day roster, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. The 40-year-old isn't the dependable middle relief option he used to be with the Rays a few seasons ago, but his respectable track record was enough for the Mariners to overlook a rough spring (7.88 ERA, 1.63 WHIP over eight innings). With Steve Cishek and Joaquin Benoit in the fold to handle the closing and setup duties, respectively, don't expect Peralta to see much high-leverage work.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Joel Peralta: Reaches agreement with Mariners

      Peralta and the Mariners have reached agreement on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. A moderately effective set-up man for the Rays from 2011 to 2014, the 39-year-old Peralta struggled to the tune of a 4.34 ERA over 29 innings with the Dodgers last season. He struggled with a slew of injuries and will now have to fight for a spot at the back of Seattle's bullpen.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Joel Peralta: Becomes a free agent

      Peralta had his team option declined by the Dodgers on Friday, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports. Peralta missed time with various injuries and struggled when he was healthy, posting a 4.34 ERA as his fastball velocity continued to drop below 90 mph (89.4 mph average). He'll be 40 years old by the start of the 2016 season, but he should be able to find a spot in the middle or back of a bullpen in free agency.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Dodgers bring RP Joel Peralta off 15-day DL on Tuesday

      The Dodgers activated reliever Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list, according to the team's transactions page. Peralta had been out since Aug. 11 with a neck injury. Peralta has made just 25 appearances in 2015, his first season with the Dodgers. He missed time earlier this season with a pinched nerve in his neck.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Dodgers RP Joel Peralta to DL with neck injury; Yimi Garcia recalled

      The Dodgers placed right-handed reliever Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday (retroactive to Monday). Peralta is dealing with a neck sprain. Peralta missed significant time earlier with a pinched nerve in his neck. He is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 20 innings of relief this season for the Dodgers. In a corresponding move, the Dodgers recalled reliever Yimi Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Dodgers activate RP Joel Peralta off DL

      The Dodgers have reinstated reliever Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list. He had missed about nine weeks with a pinched nerve in his neck. Peralta returns with a spotless ERA over seven appearances.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Report: Dodgers RP Joel Peralta should be activated by Monday

      Dodgers veteran reliever Joel Peralta, who has been out for nearly two months with a pinched nerve in his neck, should be activated off the disabled list by Monday at the latest, per True Blue LA, which is reporting that he coming back to Los Angeles after a rehab assignment. Peralta will return to the mound having pitched just 5 2/3 innings this season with no runs allowed.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Dodgers RP Joel Peralta not sharp in first rehab outing Thursday

      Dodgers reliever Joel Peralta began his minor-league rehab assignment on Thursday. The right-hander struggled in his appearance with Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He was charged with two runs on two hits and one walk in one inning of work. He let the first three batters to reach before getting the next three out to end the inning. Peralta has been suffering from a pinched nerve in his neck and has been on the disabled list since late-April. He made seven scoreless appearances with the Dodgers before going down with the injury. The Dodgers have not indicated how many rehab outings Peralta will need before he's able to return to the team.