Rays, Joel Peralta Avoid Arbitration

1:44pm: Peralta will earn $2.175MM, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times (on Twitter). 

12:18pm: The Rays announced that they avoided arbitration with right-handed reliever Joel Peralta, and agreed to terms on a one-year, Major League contract for 2012. Mark Gilling represents Peralta, who had a projected $2MM salary for 2012, according to MLBTR's estimates.

Peralta, 35, posted a 2.93 ERA with 8.1 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 and a 27% ground ball rate in 67 2/3 innings of relief this past season. The Rays signed Peralta a year ago this week after the Nationals non-tendered him.


10 Responses to Rays, Joel Peralta Avoid Arbitration Leave a Reply

  1. chico65 4 years ago

    Phew!

  2. rockfordone 4 years ago

    Now it time for the Rays to go for W Series. May a trade with the White Sox – Quentin (DH), Thorton and a propect for Wade Davis. Sox make money even.

    • joeybw 4 years ago

      Heck yeah. Too bad I don’t speak for the Rays FO, though :(

    • Red_Line_9 4 years ago

      I believe the Sox likely have better offers on the table.  They need prospects.

      • diesel2410 4 years ago

        Quentin and Thornton for Wade Davis and Alex Colome is a good deal for both sides. Sox get younger and get Colome who has TONS of potential.

  3. joeybw 4 years ago

    Cool

    Now do something awesome, already, Rays.

    *keeps trying to keep high of Moore deal* Nope, that high is gone until the season starts and he’s in the rotation.

  4. joeybw 4 years ago

    I am really starting to like the Rays pen this year. Just think, when the 2010 season ended, our pen was Andy Sonnanstine and….no one else. Now it’s solid and I can still have my dreams of a Andrew Bailey trade.

  5. $1742854 4 years ago

    Probably the best non-tender pick-up last year. Really liked him when he was with the Rockies.

  6. NatsTown 4 years ago

    Can not believe the Nats didnt resign him last year.

  7. faceforest 4 years ago

    So glad they did this, big piece to the bullpen and one of my favorite guys.

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