The Cubs have designated right-hander Joel Peralta for assignment in order to clear a spot on the roster for the return of Adam Warren, per multiple reporters out of Chicago, including the Sun-Times’ Gordon Wittenmyer (Twitter link). The team still needs to make a move for the activation of infielder Tommy La Stella, and Wittenmyer tweets that David Ross is being evaluated for concussion symptoms after taking a foul ball off his mask yesterday.
Peralta, 40, inked a minor league deal with the Cubs after being designated for assignment and released by the Mariners earlier this season. He quickly found himself in Chicago’s big league bullpen, though his stay there proved to be brief. Peralta totaled just four innings with the Cubs, and though he posted a 5-to-1 K/BB ratio, he also served up a pair of homers and yielded a total of four earned runs out of manager Joe Maddon’s bullpen. Homers have been problem for Peralta all season long, and the result has been a 5.93 ERA in 27 1/3 innings between Chicago and Seattle.