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Red Sox Release Jhonny Peralta

Boston Red Sox Announce That They Have Released Jhonny Peralta

The Boston Red Sox signed veteran infielder Jhonny Peralta as insurance at third base. But with the emergence of Deven Marrero and Tzu-Wei Lin, it looks like Peralta’s services were not needed.

Per the Red Sox, they have released Jhonny Peralta from his contract.

Peralta has spent the entirety of his time with the Red Sox with the Pawtucket Red Sox. With the PawSox the 35-year-old had 40 plate appearances going 8-for-40 in 10 games.  Peralta hit 2 home runs and had 5 RBIs.

PawSox manager Kevin Boles ended up only using Peralta at third base for 3 games with the rest of his time coming at the DH spot. The reasoning behind this was allowing the rehabbing Pablo Sandoval and later on Brock Holt time in the field.

Releasing Peralta likely means that AA-Portland Sea Dogs third basemen Rafael Devers will be called up soon with Michael Chavis also in Portland.

All along the understanding between the Red Sox and Peralta would be making a long term decision at the all-star break. A decision that has come with the team’s announcement.

At the major league level, it is looking like a combination of Marrero and Lin until the team makes a decision. One decision will be deciding on what to do with Sandoval, whose deadline to be called up by the CBA is July 17th.

With utility infielders Holt and Josh Rutledge working their ways back it looks like the Red Sox have several options from within. A luxury they seemingly did not have just a month ago.

Expect to see a Devers call-up in the coming days.

Red Sox Release Jhonny Peralta
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