Peraza is expected to share second base with Michael Chavis when the 2020 season resumes, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. He batted .233 (7-for-30) with two extra-base hits, zero walks and two runs scored over 12 Grapefruit League appearances.
Chavis should man second base when a right-hander is on the mound, then slide over to first base to replace Mitch Moreland against left-handers. That's where Peraza fits in. His steep dropoff in 2019 following a mini-breakout in 2018 is fresh on the mind of fantasy owners. The 2019 Statcast metrics -- exit velocity, hard hit rate, barrels -- aren't kind to Peraza, which suggests opposing pitchers learned how to attack him after the success achieved in 2018.
Peraza will compete with Michael Chavis for the top job at second base in spring training, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Peraza was non-tendered by the Reds earlier in the offseason after a disappointing 2019, but the 25-year-old is optimistic that changes he's made to his swing over the winter will yield better results as he heads to Boston. Since both Peraza and Chavis bat from the right side, a platoon arrangement at second base won't be in the cards, though the two could form the right side of the infield when Chavis likely moves over to first base on the occasions the lefty-hitting Mitch Moreland sits versus southpaw starters. Since Peraza isn't a lock to get everyday at-bats, he's probably a better fit in AL-only formats than in most mixed leagues.
Peraza signed a one-year contract worth approximately $3 million with the Red Sox on Thursday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Peraza was non-tendered by the Reds in early December, but he didn't remain a free agent for long despite hitting just .239/.285/.346 with six home runs and seven steals last season. The Red Sox will hope the 25-year-old can return to the production that he had prior to 2019. Michael Chavis (oblique) hopes to be ready for spring training, but Peraza will be an option at second base.
Peraza will become a free agent after being non-tendered by the Reds on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Peraza's star has fallen far over the past year. After hitting .288/.326/.416 with 14 homers and 23 steals in 2018, he hit just .239/.285/.346 with six homers and seven steals last season. He'll be stuck searching for a new opportunity ahead of his age-26 season. His career 79 wRC+ means he's far from guaranteed to have a significant role in 2020.
Peraza will start at shortstop and bat eighth Monday against the Cubs, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Peraza will crack the lineup for the third straight game and the sixth time in seven contests, but his increased work comes mostly as a result of injuries rather than on merit. Once the primary middle-infield tandem of Freddy Galvis (knee) and Jose Iglesias (back) returns to action, Peraza will likely shift back into a utility role.
Peraza was recalled by the Reds on Wednesday.
Peraza was allowed to return in less than 10 days with Kyle Farmer (oblique) landing on the injured list. Peraza has hit just .237/.284/.346 for the Reds this season and may not be in line for a significant role down the stretch.
Peraza was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.
Peraza hasn't started a game since Aug. 19, so he'll head down to the minors following the return of Joey Votto (back) from the injured list. Manager David Bell did note that Peraza will only be with Lousiville for the 10-day minimum before being promoted back to the majors.
Peraza's path to playing time got more crowded with the Reds' acquisition of Freddy Galvis, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Peraza is already a spot starter, but with Galvis getting most of his playing time at second base, that's one less position for Peraza to play. He'll still play a little left field and get an odd start at shortstop or second, but with Josh VanMeter also displaced, those opportunities will become less frequent for Peraza.
Peraza is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals.
With Jose Iglesias missing the prior three games due to injuries and the Reds in the midst of a schedule featuring several opposing left-handed starters, Peraza has cracked the lineup in nine of the past 10 games. He batted a respectable .294 during that span, but it might not be enough for Peraza to retain ample work in the middle infield. In addition to Iglesias rejoining the lineup Monday, the Reds also scooped Freddy Galvis up off waivers from the Blue Jays. Galvis' arrival likely leaves him, Iglesias, Peraza and Josh VanMeter to contend for starts at either second base or shortstop in any given game.
Peraza is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.
Following Wednesday's trade that sent Scooter Gennett to the Giants, Peraza started in the middle infield in the Reds' subsequent three games. While Jose Iglesias appears locked in as the everyday shortstop, Peraza should get the chance to fight with Josh VanMeter and Derek Dietrich for playing time at the keystone the rest of the way.
Peraza will likely see some starts at second base and in the outfield following the trades of Scooter Gennett and Yasiel Puig before Wednesday's trade deadline.
It's been an awfully disappointing season for Peraza, to the extent that the Reds might have a tough decision this offseason about whether to tender a contract and be subject to arbitration. He's hitting .237/.284/.359 on the season, but the Reds will probably want to see as much as possible from him if/when they decide they're out of the wild-card race.
Peraza went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in a 10-9 loss against the Rockies on Sunday.
The 25-year-old smashed a pinch-hit homer to pull the Reds within a run during the sixth, but those were the last runs of the game. Peraza stayed in the contest as part of a double-switch and received another at-bat during the ninth but struck out. He went 5-for-8 (.625) with two extra-base hits and five RBI during the weekend series against the Rockies. Peraza is batting .236 with six homers, 25 RBI, 26 runs and five steals in 233 at-bats this season.
Peraza went 4-for-6 with a triple, three RBI and two runs Saturday in the Reds' 17-9 win over the Rockies.
Peraza was one of several players to take advantage of the favorable offensive conditions at Coors Field, as he matched his hit output from his previous 10 games combined. Though Peraza would likely make for an appealing DFS option if he joins the starting nine again Sunday in the series finale in Colorado, his season-long fantasy value remains limited while he fills only a part-time role for the Reds.
Peraza went 1-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, but made two critical mistakes that contributed to the loss, Sarah Wexler of MLB.com reports. He got picked off first base early in the game, then later lost track of outs after catching a fly ball in left field, allowing a runner to score from second base after tagging up.
Peraza is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game, but he's set to lose some playing time once Scooter Gennett returns this weekend. It's been a disappointing season -- not only is Peraza hitting .224, but he's only 5-for-9 on the basepaths after tallying 23 stolen bases last season.
With Nick Senzel out with a migraine Saturday, Peraza is getting the start in center field.
Peraza had a big two-run triple in Friday's win over the Brewers. This will be his sixth start in the last eight games. When Scooter Gennett returns, it's going to be more difficult to get Peraza opportunities to start.
Peraza will start at shortstop and bat sixth Monday against the Astros, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Peraza will enter the lineup for the second straight game and fourth time in five contests while Jose Iglesias (personal) remains on paternity leave. With Iglesias expected back by Wednesday, Peraza should soon shift back into the utility role he's occupied for the last few weeks.
Peraza avoided injury despite colliding with center fielder Nick Senzel in Wednesday's win over the Indians, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. He went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the win.
Peraza ranged back on a pop fly and didn't hear Senzel calling him off on the play, after Senzel made a late call on the ball. Senzel elbowed Peraza in the head on the play, and Senzel banged his ankle, but both remained in the game.
Peraza went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in the Reds' win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Peraza increasingly has been getting playing time in left field when the Reds face a left-hander, as they did Tuesday. His overall line is still a disappointing .213/.275/.335, but he's shown some signs of life at the plate over the last 10 days.
Peraza will start at second base and bat eighth Wednesday against the Pirates.
Peraza will stick in the lineup for a third straight game, but it's worth noting that Joey Votto (hamstring) has been sidelined for all of those contests. Per Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer, manager David Bell expects Votto to rejoin the lineup Friday against the Nationals, so it's likely that Derek Dietrich will shift over to second base for that contest and bump Peraza to a bench role. Peraza is slashing just .190/.301/.349 in May and has done little to justify receiving more work at the expense of Dietrich, who has upped his home-run total to a team-best 17 after slugging four long balls over the past two contests.
Peraza went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Pirates.
Peraza took Rookie Davis deep in the eighth inning to record his fifth home run of the season. However, he continues to lose playing time to both Jose Iglesias and Derek Dietrich, limiting his at-bats and fantasy utility. If Joey Votto's hamstring tightness lingers longer than expected, Peraza would benefit, with Dietrich sliding over to cover first base.
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