Tigers, Peralta Close To Completing New Deal

SUNDAY, 5:01pm: Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports confirms that Peralta and the Tigers are on the verge of finalizing a deal worth approximately $11MM. A major league source expects the team to announce the signing within the next week.

SATURDAY, 3:12pm: The Tigers and infielder Jhonny Peralta are close to completing a two-year deal worth $11.25MM, reports Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. Rojas' source says the two sides are just finishing up some minor details.

Detroit acquired the 28-year-old Peralta from the Indians at this year's trade deadline. He performed admirably with his new team, hitting .253/.314/.396 with eight homers in 242 plate appearances while moving back to shortstop. Rojas says the Tigers intend to use Peralta at short, unsurprising given Brandon Inge's new deal.

The Tigers declined their $7.25MM option on Peralta earlier this week, though both sides expressed a desire to keep the relationship going.

17 Responses to Tigers, Peralta Close To Completing New Deal Leave a Reply

  1. mauerfan 5 years ago


  2. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Great success. I like this deal. I’m not sure why I just like it.

    • johnsilver 5 years ago

      Awful lot of coinage to throw out to a utility infielder losing his range though, unless want him as a regular at 3B and he does not hit well enough to stick there, plus Tigers already gave that equally strange/early deal to Inge.

      Pizza man’s money saved seems to be going fast this year on questionable contracts.

      • PookieGonzales 5 years ago

        Their probably planning to play him at shortstop, which does not sound like a great idea with his regressing bat and limited range like you said. I’m really not agreeing with the idea of using old/ familar vets when there are much better options on the market.

        • airohpue13 5 years ago

          There aren’t really much better options at SS on the free agent market.

    • Pawsdeep 5 years ago

      Me too. As a tigs fan I think it’s a little pricey but I like it. I think Detroit will do good things for him.

  3. Djmbluemoon 5 years ago

    Good move for both sides

    • rockfordone 5 years ago

      Good move for one side. Waste of money. Who is going to give him 6M per year.

  4. verlander 5 years ago

    I’m not exactly doing cartwheels, but this isn’t terrible.

  5. Mick_Stepp 5 years ago

    I would say that Peralta performed adequately for the Tigers rather than admirably. He is what he is…an insufficiently motivated, low OPS, range challenged SS. An acceptable member of the cast but not likely a star.

  6. Not the end of the world, but not a solution to upgrading the lineup, either. Peralta + Inge + Avila is about the same as Laird + Inge + Everett overall. Ho Hum. Jhonny is the same player as Renteria

  7. A bit of an overpay, maybe, but the shortstop market is thin. It’s not like there’s a ton of better options out there.

  8. One year and 8 million too many

  9. GriffeyandSizemore 5 years ago

    To compete i think it would have to start with Vmart and Adam Dunn.

  10. PookieGonzales 5 years ago

    I wouldn’t say a .710 OPS is that nice.

  11. baseballdude 5 years ago

    that could happen

  12. baseballdude 5 years ago

    actually theyll get to the alcs or world series with them

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