Peraza signed a minor-league deal with the Mets on Wednesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
The 26-year-old spent the shortened 2020 campaign in Boston after inking a one-year, $2.85 million deal, and he posted a .225/.275/.342 slash line with one home run in 120 plate appearances. Peraza has been unable to secure his spot in the majors over the past few seasons, so he'll have to prove it on the minor-league deal with New York.
Peraza was outrighted by the Red Sox on Wednesday and elected free agency.
Peraza was a likely non-tender candidate heading into the offseason, but he'll become a free agent after refusing his outright assignment. The 26-year-old began the 2020 season on the major-league roster but was sent to the alternate training site in September to give Christian Arroyo more playing time at second base. Peraza hit .225 with one home run and eight RBI over 111 at-bats in 2020.
Peraza was optioned to the alternate training site following Wednesday's game.
More interesting in fantasy than reality, Peraza doesn't project to be a part of Boston's long-term plans, so the team appears to be clearing space to get Christian Arroyo everyday playing time at second base down the stretch. He hit .225/.275/.342 with one home run and one stolen base in 111 at-bats before being demoted. Peraza will likely be non-tendered this offseason.
Peraza went 1-for-2 with a walk, a home run, two RBI, and a stolen base against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Peraza had a busy day at the plate, with his first RBI coming on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Two frames later, he delivered a solo home run -- his first of the campaign. Peraza also chipped in his first stolen base of the year, though he has also been caught once. Overall, Peraza is hitting .231/.282/.352, but has managed 13 runs scored across 117 plate appearances.
Peraza isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Peraza sat out Friday's nightcap, and he'll take a breather again Saturday. Michael Chavis will shift to second base with Bobby Dalbec starting at first.
Peraza isn't starting Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.
Peraza won't start in back-to-back contests Friday against Toronto. Michael Chavis will start at second base for the nightcap.
Peraza isn't in Thursday's lineup against the Blue Jays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Peraza has gone hitless with five strikeouts over his past 12 at-bats, and he'll take a seat for the fifth time in the past 10 games. Michael Chavis will shift to second base with Bobby Dalbec starting at first.
Peraza is not in the lineup Tuesday against Atlanta.
Peraza sits for the fourth time in Boston's last eight games. He's hitting just .232/.283/.323 on the season, so it's not a surprise to see him out of the lineup on a semi-regular basis. Jonathan Arauz will get the start at second base.
Peraza is not in Saturday's lineup against the Nationals, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Peraza will head to the bench for the third time in the last six games despite getting at least one hit in each of his last five starts. Michael Chavis will start at second base and hit ninth Saturday.
Peraza isn't in Wednesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
Peraza went 1-for-3 with one run Tuesday, but he'll take a seat for the second time in the past three games. Michael Chavis will start at second base Wednesday.
Peraza is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Peraza will retreat to the bench after drawing four consecutive starts at second base, during which he went 3-for-15 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Jonathan Arauz will spell him at the keystone in the series finale.
Peraza is not starting Tuesday against the Phillies, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
Peraza sits for the third time in Boston's last five games. With a .636 OPS on the season (a near match for his .631 mark from last year), it's hard to argue that he deserves a true everyday role. Michael Chavis will be the second baseman Tuesday.
Peraza (knee) will return to the lineup Monday against the Yankees, batting eighth and playing right field, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
A sore knee kept Peraza sidelined for two of the last three games, but he's evidently good to go now. He'll be making his second start in left field of the season and could spend more time there going forward while Andrew Benintendi (ribs) remains out.
Peraza is still dealing with a sore knee Sunday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Peraza was held out of Friday's contest with knee soreness, and he'll miss Sunday's game against the Yankees as he continues to deal with the issue. Jonathan Arauz has been swinging a hot bat as the second baseman recently, so the team could limit Peraza's playing time in upcoming games to allow him time to recover fully.
Peraza is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Peraza took a line drive off his right knee three days earlier, and though he was able to rejoin the lineup Saturday, the Red Sox probably aren't comfortable having him play back-to-back days just yet. Rookie Jonathan Arauz gets the nod at the keystone in Peraza's stead Sunday.
Peraza (knee) is starting Saturday against the Yankees.
Peraza was given a day off Friday after taking a line drive off his knee Thursday, but he'll play second base Saturday. The 26-year-old is slashing .262/.297/.344 with five doubles and three RBI this season.
X-rays on Peraza's knee have revealed no serious damage, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke was upbeat when discussing Peraza, who was given the night off Friday. "It smoked him. It wasn't a glancing blow," Roenicke said. "On the knee, it's concerning. It got him a little bit on the side which is a good thing and it got him in an area where you usually don't break something. We're pretty fortunate he didn't get hit in a worse spot." Peraza is expected to return to the lineup Saturday and Sunday, when the Red Sox face left-handers James Paxton and J.A. Happ.
Peraza (lower leg) is not in the lineup Friday against the Yankees.
Peraza took a line drive off his leg while pitching Thursday against the Rays and was expected to sit for at least one game. Jonathan Arauz will get the start at second base in his absence.
Peraza exited Thursday's game against the Rays after being hit by a comebacker below his right knee while pitching, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Peraza was simply trying to provide a break to the Boston bullpen by pitching the ninth inning with his team trailing 16-5. However, after allowing a single and double to the first two hitters he faced, Peraza was nailed by a Brandon Lowe line drive and limped off the field. Manager Ron Roenicke said the utility man is likely going to miss Friday's series opener against the Yankees but should be ready to return Saturday, according to Bill Koch of The Providence Journal.
Peraza isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Peraza has gone 0-for-7 with two strikeouts over the past three contests, and he'll play a bench role for the second time in the last three days. Michael Chavis is starting at second base Tuesday, batting seventh.
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