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Jhonny Antonio Peralta

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.

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Jhonny Peralta accepted a 50-game suspension resulting from MLB's investigation of the Biogenesis Laboratories on August 5, 2013. He came back to play for the Detroit Tigers in the postseason, where he moved from shortstop to left field, and hit .333 (11 for 33) with four doubles and a homer in 10 games. The Tigers had acquired fielding whiz José Iglesias to play short in anticipation of his suspension. On November 24th, he signed a four-year free agent deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, as a likely replacement the weak-hitting combination of Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso. The large contract drew some criticisms, as many players went on the record stating it was unfair that Peralta was being rewarded financially for having cheated.

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