Peralta (0-1) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings. He took the loss Saturday versus the Angels.
Peralta ran into trouble in the third inning and allowed a pair of two-run home runs to Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh. The right-hander filled in as a spot starter Saturday, but he didn't do much to suggest he's earned a longer look in the rotation. If he gets another turn, it would likely be during next weekend's four-game series versus Houston.
Peralta will start Saturday's game against the Angels, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Peralta was called up by the Tigers on Tuesday, and he tossed 1.1 scoreless relief innings and earned a hold in Tuesday's win over the Royals. He'll make his first start since 2017 in Saturday's contest, but he'll likely return to a bullpen role afterward since the Tigers' rotation will be able to rest during Monday's off day.
The Tigers recalled Peralta from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Peralta receives his first trip to the big leagues this season after posting a 2.75 ERA and 1.20 WHIP across 19.2 relief innings with Toledo. He's pitched in the majors during seven previous seasons with the Brewers and Royals, most recently posting a 3.67 ERA and 35:23 K:BB across 40.1 innings with Kansas City in 2019.
The Tigers reassigned Peralta (visa issues) to their minor-league camp Tuesday.
Peralta was unable to get into the country before the end of big-league spring training, but the Tigers expect him to resolve his visa situation before the start of the minor-league season in May. He'll likely need to impress over several games with Triple-A Toledo before Detroit entertains the idea of promoting him.
Tigers manager AJ Hinch said Wednesday that Peralta won't be able to resolve his visa issues in time to join the team for spring training, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Peralta had been expected to compete for a bullpen role with the Tigers after signing a minor-league deal that included an invitation to big-league spring training, but his delayed arrival to the United States will end his bid for a roster spot. The 31-year-old is expected to report to the Tigers' minor-league camp in Lakeland, Fla. once his immigration status is resolved.
Peralta has been delayed by visa issues and has yet to arrive at camp, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Several players around the league faced similar delays getting back into the country, though most of those cases have resolved at this point. Peralta isn't one of the lucky ones, which could deal a significant blow to his already slim chances of making the team as a non-roster invitee.
Peralta signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers as a non-roster invitee Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Peralta didn't appear in the majors during the 2020 season after he was released by the Royals in July. However, he'll now get to compete for a spot in Detroit's bullpen during spring training. The right-hander made 42 relief appearances for Kansas City in 2019, posting a 5.80 ERA and 24:19 K:BB over 40.1 innings.
Peralta was released by the Royals on Monday.
After entering the season with a chance to close for the Royals, Peralta didn't come anywhere close to meeting expectations. He struggled to a 5.80 ERA in 40.1 innings, with a high 10.8 percent walk rate and a very low 13.6 percent strikeout rate. The 30-year-old is unlikely to receive much interest on the free-agent market, as his ERA has come in at 4.72 or above in four of the last five seasons.
The Royals designated Peralta for assignment Saturday.
Peralta entered spring training as a candidate to close for the Royals but never gained much traction on that front. The right-hander ultimately wasn't able to lock down a key setup role, either, posting a 5.80 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 5.4 K/9 in 40.1 innings before the Royals decided to cut him from the 40-man roster. If no team is willing to trade for or put in a waiver claim for Peralta, he'll either have to accept an outright assignment to the minors or request a release.
Peralta (2-1) earned the win against the White Sox on Wednesday by giving up two hits and a walk over two innings. He had one strikeout and was charged with a blown save for allowing an inherited runner to score.
Peralta entered with the bases loaded and nobody out during the eighth inning, and although he was unable to preserve the 3-2 lead, managed to get through the inning with the game still tied. The 29-year-old has allowed six runs over nine innings and has a 4:5 K:BB, but has not given up an earned run across his last three appearances.
Peralta secured the save in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Indians by not allowing a baserunner during the ninth inning. He did not record a strikeout.
Peralta was able to grab his first save of the season -- and preserve the shutout -- by inducing three ground-ball outs to finish the game. The 29-year-old has 9.00 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 3:4 K:BB through his first six innings of the season.
Peralta was charged with a blown save as he allowed two runs on one hit and one walk over two-thirds of an inning during Saturday's loss to the Tigers.
Peralta entered during the seventh inning with a 4-3 lead and two runners on base and walked the bases loaded before serving up a grand slam to Christin Stewart. The 29-year-old came into the season slated for a high-leverage bullpen role, but that could be slipping away as he's given up five runs across three innings, with one loss and one blown save to show for it.
Peralta (0-1) took the loss Wednesday, allowing one run on a hit and a walk in an inning of relief as the Royals fell 7-6 to the Twins.
After Brad Boxberger and Ian Kennedy each struggled Tuesday, Peralta was the next man up in a key spot, but he couldn't get the job done either. With the score tied 6-6, he walked Nelson Cruz to lead off the ninth, let pinch runner Byron Buxton steal second, then gave up a game-winning single to Eddie Rosario. The back end of the Royals' bullpen is a mess right now, and if none of the three veteran arms step up soon, manager Ned Yost may begin to look to younger options like Kyle Zimmer in high-leverage spots.
Peralta retired two of the four batters he faced in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers in Cactus League play. He conceded a double and a base hit and struck out one in the outing.
Peralta allowed one of the runners he inherited to score and gave up an additional run on Logan Forsythe's two-out double, but he was at least able to close out the fourth inning to end his day. Manager Ned Yost remains non-committal regarding his plans at closer this season, but Peralta is making a case to hold onto the job with a 1.93 ERA and 0.86 WHIP over five spring appearances. Peralta's top competition for the ninth-inning role, Brad Boxberger, made just his second appearance of the spring Monday after missing nearly two weeks with a leg injury.
Manager Ned Yost would not name Peralta as Kansas City's closer ahead of spring training, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. "The roles will define themselves over time," Yost said.
Yost mentioned Peralta as a possible late-game option, noting the right-hander "got the job done" as the team's closer in 2018, going 14-for-14 in save opportunities. The manager also suggested that he may move away from a traditional ninth-inning role in 2019, instead using the team's top relievers in more flexible high-leverage roles. The Royals recently signed Brad Boxberger, who is also a candidate to close after converting 32 saves for the Diamondbacks last season.
Peralta altered his contract with the Royals to make $3.25 million next season, to go along with a mutual option of $7 million for the 2020 campaign, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.
Peralta reinvented himself as a reliable closer for Kansas City in the second half of the 2018 season, logging 3.67 ERA and 1.49 WHIP with 14 saves in 14 chances. His 4.77 FIP, 35:23 K:BB and career low .280 BABIP suggest that he was extremely lucky to finish the year without any blown saves, but the right-hander did just enough to warrant a reworked deal. Look for the 29-year-old to remain in a high-leverage relief role, if not the ninth-inning spot, when the upcoming season arrives.
Peralta allowed two hits and a walk during a scoreless ninth inning to secure the save against the Reds on Tuesday. He did not record a strikeout.
The Reds loaded the bases against Peralta in the bottom of the ninth inning trailing 4-3, but he was able to get Joey Votto to ground out to end the game. It's rarely been easy for the 29-year-old with a 3.90 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, but he's managed to convert all 14 save opportunities for the Royals this season.
Peralta allowed a run on two hits and one walk while striking out one in the ninth inning as he picked up the save Sunday against the Tigers.
Peralta entered the ballgame with a two-run lead, and he'd let a run cross the plate before striking out the final batter of the afternoon. Although it isn't always pretty, Peralta has yet to blow a save opportunity this season. The 29-year-old figures to maintain his role as the closer for the final week of the 2018 campaign.
Peralta struck out one without allowing a baserunner in one inning of work to record his 11th save of the season Thursday against the Twins.
Peralta remained perfect in save opportunities for the season, needing just nine pitches to retire the side Thursday. He's now turned in four consecutive scoreless appearances -- spanning 3.1 innings -- and is locked in as the Royals' closer. Peralta has also generated a surprising number of punchouts, striking out 28 batters across 27.1 innings.
Peralta got the one-out save Tuesday against the White Sox, allowing no runs and no hits while walking two batters.
Peralta came into the ninth with two on and two out and the Royals leading 6-2 and proceeded to walk the bases loaded before issuing another walk to bring in a run. He was then able to get Yolmer Sanchez to pop out to end the game and earn his 10th save of the year. Peralta is 10-for-10 in save chances this season and sports a 3.76 ERA and a .209 batting average against with an inflated 1.44 WHIP due to the 19 walks (against 27 strikeouts) he's allowed in 26.1 innings.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/19||@ LAA||L 3-8||1||5.0||7||5||2||2|
|06/15||@ KC||W 4-3||1.1||0||0||1||1|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Brevard County Manat||105.0||19||17||0||6||3||0||75||40||102||3.86||1.352|
|2015||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||2.2||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||0||2||4.09||0.909|
|2016||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||41.1||10||10||0||1||3||0||39||17||55||6.35||1.752|
|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||16.0||13||0||0||1||0||1||10||10||13||3.38||1.438|
|2018||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||35.0||18||2||0||0||1||1||39||21||36||4.37||1.629|