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August 13, 2020 09:48 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Injured while pitching
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peraza exited Thursday's game against the Rays after being hit by a comebacker below his right knee while pitching, Ian Browne of 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.

August 11, 2020 04:04 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 9, 2020 10:40 AM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Out of Sunday's lineup
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Peraza is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Ian Browne of reports.

Peraza started the past five games and went 4-for-17 with a double and two walks, but he'll head to the bench Sunday. Tzu-Wei Lin will start at second base in the series finale for Boston.

August 6, 2020 03:20 AM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Starts in left field
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Peraza started in left field and went 1-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Rays.

Peraza has been a lineup regular at second base, but he was given the nod in left field Wednesday in place of a struggling Andrew Benintendi, who is hitting .069 (2-for-29) out of the gate in 2020. It's not out of the norm for Benintendi to sit against a left-hander -- the Red Sox faced Ryan Yarbrough -- so Peraza's start should be viewed as nothing more than giving Benintendi a breather amid a slump. Since a four-hit, two-double effort Opening Day, Peraza is batting .184 (7-for-38) with no extra-base hits and one RBI.

August 1, 2020 04:00 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peraza is not starting Saturday against the Yankees, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Peraza appears set to play a major role in Boston this season, starting each of the season's first eight games and leading off three times. He's hit a solid .281, though it's a rather empty batting average, as his OPS sits at just .647. Tzu-Wei Lin starts at second base in his absence.

July 31, 2020 01:16 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Starts at third base
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Peraza batted leadoff and started at third base in place of the resting Rafael Devers on Thursday . He went 1-for-4 with an RBI and was caught stealing in a 4-2 win over the Mets.

Peraza, who has started all seven games thus far but mostly at the keystone, is hitting .276 (8-for-29) with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored. During spring training and summer camp, it was believed that Peraza and Michael Chavis might share second base, but it's been Peraza's job since Opening Day -- and now he's been elevated to leadoff hitter against left-handers.

July 29, 2020 07:48 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Appears in all games
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Peraza started at second base, batted leadoff and went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Mets.

Peraza has started at second base in all five games thus far and batted leadoff twice against left-handers. Andrew Benintendi is also being deployed at leadoff, but he was dropped to ninth Tuesday amid an early season slump.

July 28, 2020 05:00 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Leading off again Tuesday
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Peraza will lead off against the Mets on Tuesday, Ian Browne of reports.

Peraza has now been in the leadoff role against the last two lefties the Red Sox have faced, including David Peterson on Tuesday. He's grabbed five hits through his first four games, including a pair of doubles.

July 26, 2020 03:40 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Starts second straight game
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Peraza started at second base, batted fifth and went 0-for-4 in Saturday's 7-2 loss to Baltimore.

Peraza, who had a splashy debut Friday when he had four hits, started a second straight game at second base. The speculation before the start of the season was that Peraza and Michael Chavis would be on the field at second base and first base, respectively, against left-handers. That was the situation Friday. However, the lineup construction was less certain against right-handers since Mitch Moreland is lined up to start at first. The first chance to observe the lineup against a righty took place Saturday, and Peraza started at second while Chavis was held out. It's likely the lineup against right-handers will change over the course of the season, but early on it looks like Peraza has an edge at second base.

July 24, 2020 11:20 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Racks up four hits against Orioles
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Peraza went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored during Friday's 13-2 win over the Orioles.

Peraza was Boston's most productive hitter against the Orioles, leading the team in hits and being one of four players to drive two or more runs in. Peraza hit just .239 in 376 at-bats for the Reds in 2019, but it's undeniable that he got off to an impressive debut as a Red Sox.

July 21, 2020 12:04 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Could lead off against lefties
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Peraza and Kevin Pillar are candidates to lead off against lefties this season, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

Andrew Benintendi is expected to lead off against righties, but the left-handed hitter may not be assigned that task against southpaws. The role would certainly boost Peraza's value, albeit typically for only a couple games per week, though it's not clear if he'll be able to stick there given that he's recorded an on-base percentage below .300 in two of the last three seasons.

July 12, 2020 11:28 AM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Part of unfolding competition
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Boston manager Ron Roenicke is not ready to name a starter at second base but feels Peraza can play every day, Ian Browne of reports.

The manager is monitoring the competition at second base, and Peraza and Michael Chavis are the leading candidates. "We know [Peraza] can play every day if we need him to play every day. And then it just depends on how he does. If Chavis is doing offensively what we saw at times last year, then he's going to play a lot," said Roenicke. If Chavis' offense reaches the potential he showed in stretches last season, then he's likely to get a majority of at-bats. Look for both players to be in the lineup against left-handers, with Chavis spelling Mitch Moreland at first base. Peraza can also move around the diamond if need be, as he can fill in at shortstop, third base and left field.

July 8, 2020 09:08 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Shows off new swing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peraza changed his swing since the season was shut down in March and has impressed manager Ron Roenicke with his new look, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

It's not surprising to see Peraza attempt to make a change, as he's a career .273/.312/.374 hitter (good for a modest 79 wRC+) who struggled to a .239/.285/.346 line last season. There's naturally no guarantee the change will lead to a boost in production, but if it does, it's possible Peraza could carve out more than the part-time role he's expected to fill in Boston this season.

March 23, 2020 10:48 AM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: May share second base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peraza is expected to share second base with Michael Chavis when the 2020 season resumes, Christopher Smith of 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.

February 17, 2020 12:40 AM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Competing for second base job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peraza will compete with Michael Chavis for the top job at second base in spring training, Christopher Smith of 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.

December 13, 2019 04:32 PM
Red Sox's Jose Peraza: Agrees to terms with Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 2, 2019 03:28 PM
Jose Peraza: Let go by Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 16, 2019 02:48 PM
Reds' Jose Peraza: Opportunities pick up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 4, 2019 06:40 PM
Reds' Jose Peraza: Recalled by Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 27, 2019 05:16 PM
Reds' Jose Peraza: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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