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Oswald Peraza entered 2023 with a shot at a starting spot in the Yankees infield, but it was fellow rookie Anthony Volpe who won the shortstop job with a strong spring and managed to hang onto the role over the length of the campaign. That resulted in Peraza spending much of the season in Triple-A, where he performed well enough with a .268/.357/.479 slash line, 14 homers, 36 RBI and 16 stolen bases over 300 plate appearances. When he did get an opportunity with the big club, however, Peraza largely struggled, finishing with a poor .539 OPS and 26.2 percent strikeout rate over 52 games. Aside from defense and his 84th percentile sprint speed, all of the youngster's advanced metrics were well below league average, and he often appeared overmatched by big-league pitching. Peraza looked far better during his initial MLB cup of coffee in 2022, and he'll almost certainly get more opportunities in the majors next year. There's a chance he could compete for the Yankees' vacant third-base spot, but a more likely scenario has the team utilizing his positional flexibility and plugging him into a utility role.

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2023 741.4 15 2 14 13 4 .191
2022 38.52.1 8 1 2 6 2 .306
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Will begin throwing Wednesday

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on the Talkin' Yanks podcast Tuesday that Peraza (shoulder) will begin throwing Wednesday. Peraza is working his way back from a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder, but Boone expressed optimism Tuesday that it wouldn't take the infielder long to get ramped back up. With Oswaldo Cabrera off to a hot start, Jon Berti now around and DJ LeMahieu (foot) likely to beat Peraza back from the injured list, the latter could be sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre once he's healthy.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Moves to IL

    The Yankees placed Peraza (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Peraza is facing an expected recovery timeline of 6-to-8 weeks for a right shoulder strain, an injury that first cropped up in late February. Per MLB.com, manager Aaron Boone said last week that Peraza was expected to resume hitting soon, but it's unclear if the 23-year-old has advanced to that portion of his recovery program. Regardless, Peraza will be sidelined until around late April or early May, which likely gives Jahmai Jones a multi-week run on the active roster as a utility player.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Shut down with shoulder strain

    Peraza was diagnosed with a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder Saturday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Peraza has been in and out of spring training lineups due to problems with his right shoulder, and his latest round of imaging revealed a strain that will keep him shut down for 6-to-8 weeks. The 23-year-old infielder will almost certainly begin the year on the injured list, opening the door for someone like Jahmai Jones to potentially make the Yankees' Opening Day roster as a utility man.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Heading for more testing

    Peraza will undergo additional testing on his right shoulder Friday, including dye-injected imaging, David Lennon of Newsday reports. Peraza returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing time with the shoulder issue, but renewed soreness resulted in a round of medical imaging. The 23-year-old is now going back for additional testing to help determine the specifics of the issue. There should be more clarity on Peraza's status once all the results come back.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Undergoing imaging on shoulder

    Peraza is expected to undergo imaging on his right shoulder after reporting renewed soreness following a return to the lineup Tuesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Peraza was playing in his first game in a week Tuesday but experienced a recurrence of the shoulder issue that's plagued him this spring. Yankees manager Aaron Boone told Sherman that he doesn't believe Peraza's injury to be serious, but more will be known after the test results are in. Peraza is competing for a spot on the Yanks' bench.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Back in action Tuesday

    Peraza (shoulder) is starting at second base and batting fifth for the Yankees in Tuesday's game versus the Mets in his return to Grapefruit League play. Peraza missed a week of action with tightness in his right shoulder but is feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. The young infielder is competing for a spot on the Yankees' bench but could wind up back at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre so he can play every day.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Not ready to return yet

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday that Peraza is still feeling some "pinching" in his right shoulder, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports. The team had been hoping Peraza could return to Grapefruit League action as soon as Friday, but he's not ready just yet. Boone doesn't believe the injury to be serious, but throwing is still problematic, particularly when Peraza would have to play third base. He's considered day-to-day.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Could return Friday

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Thursday that Peraza (shoulder) could return to Grapefruit League action as soon as Friday, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports. Peraza had to be scratched from the lineup Tuesday because of shoulder tightness, but he didn't require any testing and could wind up missing just a couple days of action. The young infielder is attempting to win a reserve role for the Yankees.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Goes deep Monday

    Peraza went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional RBI and a walk Monday in a 6-4 victory versus the Diamondbacks. Peraza came through with a big blast in the seventh inning, tying the score 3-3 with a 443-foot shot to left-center field. Arizona retook the lead in the following frame, but New York tied the game in the bottom of the eighth when Peraza walked with the bases loaded. The performance broke a seven-game stretch without an RBI for Peraza, who slashed .154/.214/.192 with a 39.3 percent strikeout rate over the cold stretch.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Hits first homer of season

    Peraza went 4-for-9 with a double, a home run, two runs and two RBI across both games of a doubleheader against the Red Sox on Thursday. Peraza notched two of New York's six hits in the matinee, though neither helped the team avoid a shutout. The infielder made more noise in the nightcap, coming home after a second-inning double and adding a two-run homer in the ninth that gave the Yankees some much-needed cushion. Peraza is in the midst of a modest seven-game hitting streak, during which he is slashing .379/.379/.586 with four extra-base hits, three runs and four RBI.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Active for Game 2

    Peraza (knee) will start at shortstop and bat seventh during Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox. Peraza has been dealing with swelling in his left knee, but he seems to be feeling well enough to return to the lineup after sitting the first game of Tuesday's action. The 23-year-old has had a quiet season in the majors overall, but he's gone 10-for-31 with four RBI since the start of September.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Could play during doubleheader

    Peraza (knee) could be available to play at some point during Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Red Sox, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports. Peraza is not starting the first game of the double dip, which is the second straight contest he's been absent from the lineup. The swelling in his left knee has gone down, though, and while it doesn't sound like he'll start the nightcap, he should be available off the bench. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is handling third base in the first game.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: On bench again Monday

    Peraza is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox. Peraza has played regularly since rejoining the Yankees in late August, but he will be held out for a second day in a row with manager Aaron Boone turning to his left-handed hitters against Boston righty Kutter Crawford.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Takes seat Sunday

    Peraza is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers. Isiah Kiner-Falefa will start at third base and bat sixth. Peraza has enjoyed a fairly productive week, but the 23-year-old carries a brutal .188/.278/.232 overall slash line in 126 major-league plate appearances this season.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Not in lineup Thursday

    Peraza is out of the lineup for Thursday's contest in Detroit, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Peraza has taken over as the Yankees' regular third baseman since being promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last week, but he'll begin the series finale in Detroit on the bench. Oswaldo Cabrera will occupy the hot corner as the Yankees go for the series sweep.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Heads to bench Monday

    Peraza is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers. For the first time since being called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last Tuesday, Peraza will take a seat. He had started at either third base or shortstop in each of the past six games, going 2-for-20 with one walk against eight strikeouts. Oswaldo Cabrera will get the starting nod at the hot corner in Peraza's stead Monday, but both players could see ample opportunities on the left side of the infield down the stretch while the non-contending Yankees shift their focus to evaluating some of their younger players.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Brought up from Triple-A

    Peraza was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday. Peraza has done very little during his limited chances in the majors this season but has produced an .836 OPS with 14 home runs and 16 stolen bases in 2023 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees are expected to play him a lot down the stretch, with Peraza perhaps in line to receive the bulk of the starts at third base while also filling in at second and shortstop on occasion.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Expected to rejoin big club

    The Yankees are expected to recall Peraza from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to Tuesday's game against the Nationals, Jack Curry of YES Network reports. Peraza hit .308 and posted a .819 OPS over his last nine games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and his recent production in the minors looks as though it'll earn him another trip to the big leagues. The Yankees are likely to give their young players plenty of playing time down the stretch, with Peraza likely to get most of his starts at third base.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: Optioned to minors

    The Yankees optioned Peraza to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. Peraza will return to the minors to make room for Aaron Judge (toe), who was reinstated from the IL on Friday. Peraza hasn't performed well in the majors this season, but he remains a top option to return to New York if the Yankees' infield depth is tested later this season.
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  • Yankees' Oswald Peraza: On base five times in loss

    Peraza went 1-for-1 with four walks, a stolen base and one run scored in Monday's 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Angels. Peraza has just a 9.6 percent walk rate at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year, and he'd drawn just three free passes over 39 plate appearances in the majors. He's got a solid batting eye, but Monday's effort was an impressive one for the infielder, who hit leadoff and started at third base. With Josh Donaldson (calf) potentially facing a season-ending injury, Peraza could have a chance to carve out a regular role before the trade deadline. He has a .235/.409/.265 slash line with four RBI, five runs scored and four stolen bases through 14 contests in the majors this year.
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