Boston Red Sox Sign Veteran Third Basemen Johnny Peralta, Who Was Released By The Cardinals
The Boston Red Sox have signed third basemen Johnny Peralta to a minor league contract according to the team.
Peralta was released by the St.Louis Cardinals earlier this season and was a potential target that Trifecta Network analyzed for Boston several weeks ago after his release.
35-year-old Johnny Peralta was unconditionally released by the St.Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. Peralta, in the final year of his contract, was batting .204 with no RBIs or extra-base hits in 54 at-bats this season.
Peralta is a career .267 hitter and hasn’t played a full Major League season since 2015 when he hit .275 for St.Louis and ended up being an All-Star and the year before that he came in 14th for MVP voting in the National League.
According to Dave Dombrowski, Rafeal Devers is really close to being promoted to AAA-Pawtucket. But for now Peralta will be in AAA as the starting third basemen down there. The hope from Dombrowski is that Pablo Sandoval will be rehabbing with Pawtucket some time next week.
This creates quite the log jam in Pawtucket for Devers with Peralta and Sandoval both going to be there. It will be interesting to see how all this pans out at third with Deven Marrero and Josh Rutledge platooning the position for the time being.