|Nov. 24 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 CST3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Peralta and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed on a four-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because there was no official announcement. The two-time All-Star needed to pass a physical to complete the contract.
Analysis: The 31-year-old Peralta was suspended 50 games last season for his involvement in the Biogenesis drug scandal. He returned to the Detroit Tigers at the end of the season, but he became expendable because the team had traded for young shortstop Jose Iglesias.
|Oct. 3 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET18:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 CST3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)5:07 PM CT-Peralta is on the Detroit Tigers' roster for the AL division series against Oakland.
Analysis: Just over a week ago, the All-Star shortstop completed his 50-game suspension for ties to the Biogenesis clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. Peralta isn't in the starting lineup for Game 1 on Friday night in Oakland. Peralta played left field after returning from his suspension. He batted .303 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs this season.
|Sep. 27 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 CST2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Peralta returned from a 50-game suspension Friday night, starting in left field for the Detroit Tigers against the Miami Marlins. He went 2 for 5.
Analysis: Suspended for his involvement with the Miami-based Biogenesis lab, Peralta started in the outfield for the first time in his major league career. Normally a shortstop, he played seven innings in left field Thursday during an instructional league game.
|Sep. 25 6:38 PM PT7:38 PM MT8:38 PM CT9:38 PM ET21:38 ET1:38 GMT9:38 CST6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST9:08 PM VEN5:38 UAE (+1)8:38 PM CT-The Detroit Tigers will reinstate Jhonny Peralta from his drug suspension this weekend.
Analysis: General manager Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday in Minnesota that Peralta will join the AL Central leaders in Miami on Friday for a season-ending three-game series. Dombrowski said the organization has not discussed whether Peralta will be on the postseason roster.
|Sep. 16 4:59 PM PT5:59 PM MT6:59 PM CT7:59 PM ET19:59 ET23:59 GMT7:59 CST4:59 PM MST6:59 PM EST7:29 PM VEN3:59 UAE (+1)6:59 PM CT-Peralta is moving closer to rejoining the Detroit Tigers, though manager Jim Leyland isn't making any public promises.
Analysis: Leyland said Monday that Peralta will leave for the instructional league Wednesday. He is eligible to return Sept. 27 from his 50-game suspension that resulted from baseball's investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
|Sep. 10 5:51 PM PT6:51 PM MT7:51 PM CT8:51 PM ET20:51 ET0:51 GMT8:51 CST5:51 PM MST7:51 PM EST8:21 PM VEN4:51 UAE (+1)7:51 PM CT-The Detroit Tigers are giving Jhonny Peralta a chance to earn a spot on their roster. That's about all general manager Dave Dombrowski would promise when he discussed the suspended infielder's future Tuesday. Peralta, who accepted a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Aug. 5, will work out with the Tigers before Wednesday's game in Chicago against the White Sox.
Analysis: Dombrowski said even if Peralta returns, he would not be the team's everyday shortstop. Shortly before his suspension, the Tigers traded for a replacement, acquiring slick-fielding infielder Jose Iglesias from Boston.
|Aug. 8 7:51 AM PT8:51 AM MT9:51 AM CT10:51 AM ET10:51 ET14:51 GMT22:51 CST7:51 AM MST9:51 AM EST10:21 AM VEN18:51 UAE9:51 AM CT-Peralta has been suspended 50 games for violating Major League Baseball's drug program.
Analysis: The suspension was announced Monday.
|Aug. 5 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET13:57 ET17:57 GMT1:57 CST10:57 AM MST12:57 PM EST1:27 PM VEN21:57 UAE12:57 PM CT-Peralta will work out with the Detroit Tigers before Wednesday's game at the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Peralta accepted a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Aug. 5 as part of its investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. GM Dave Dombrowski says no decision has been made on whether to activate Peralta, a two-time All-Star. He is eligible to return on Sept. 27 for the Tigers' final three regular-season games in Miami.
|July 31 11:37 AM PT12:37 PM MT1:37 PM CT2:37 PM ET14:37 ET18:37 GMT2:37 CST11:37 AM MST1:37 PM EST2:07 PM VEN22:37 UAE1:37 PM CT-Tigers All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta insists he has not heard whether Major League Baseball plans to suspend him for his role in the Biogenesis case. Peralta spoke Wednesday morning before playing against the Washington Nationals.
Analysis: If Peralta is suspended 50 games for first offense under baseball's drug program, he would lose $1,639,344 of his $6 million salary. Barring rescheduled games, he would not be able to play until Sept. 24, leaving him with just five games of the regular season. He would be eligible Sept. 14 for an injury rehab assignment - if any of Detroit's minor league teams remain in their playoffs. The Tigers acquired shortstop Jose Iglesias from Boston in a three-team trade Tuesday
|July 29 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 CST3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-If a possible suspension for Peralta - who has been linked to the Biogenesis clinic - has distracted the shortstop, it isn't showing in his performance. He was 2 for 4 with his 10th homer of the season in Detroit's 12-4 win over Philadelphia on Sunday.
Analysis: Peralta is 18 for 51 (.353) over his last 13 games with 11 RBIs.
|July 28 9:50 AM PT10:50 AM MT11:50 AM CT12:50 PM ET12:50 ET16:50 GMT0:50 CST9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST12:20 PM VEN20:50 UAE11:50 AM CT-Peralta had two hits as the Detroit Tigers went on to a 10-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
Analysis: Peralta has hit safely in five straight games and is 3 for 7 in this series.
|July 24 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 CST3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Peralta was 2 for 4 in Detroit's 6-2 win over the White Sox on Tuesday, connecting for his ninth home run.
Analysis: Peralta's two-hit performance was his fifth over his last eight contests.
|June 5 12:51 PM PT1:51 PM MT2:51 PM CT3:51 PM ET15:51 ET19:51 GMT3:51 CST12:51 PM MST2:51 PM EST3:21 PM VEN23:51 UAE2:51 PM CT-Peralta had three hits and scored two runs in the Tigers' 10-1 rout of Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Peralta is 7 for 14 in his first three games this month and has boosted his average to .338, third-best in the AL.
|May 28 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 CST9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-Peralta went 4 for 4 with three RBIs in Monday's 6-5 win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Peralta is batting .429 with a homer and six RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak.
|May 26 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 CST9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE11:48 AM CT-Peralta hit his fifth homer in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: Peralta is batting .368 with three homers and 16 runs in 20 games this month. He's hit safely in each of his last seven games.
|May 25 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET13:07 ET17:07 GMT1:07 CST10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST12:37 PM VEN21:07 UAE12:07 PM CT-Peralta was 2 for 4 in the Tigers' 6-0 win over the Twins on Friday.
Analysis: Peralta has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, batting .368 (14 for 38).
|May 23 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 CST1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-Peralta had two hits as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 11-7 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Peralta doesn't usually stick it to his former team with a .222 average as a visitor to Cleveland.
|May 12 6:15 PM PT7:15 PM MT8:15 PM CT9:15 PM ET21:15 ET1:15 GMT9:15 CST6:15 PM MST8:15 PM EST8:45 PM VEN5:15 UAE (+1)8:15 PM CT-Peralta extended his hitting streak to 10 games with his third home run of the season Saturday in Detroit's 7-6 loss to Cleveland.
Analysis: Peralta is 15 for 38 (.395) with five RBIs over the last 10 contests.
|May 11 3:23 PM PT4:23 PM MT5:23 PM CT6:23 PM ET18:23 ET22:23 GMT6:23 CST3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST5:53 PM VEN2:23 UAE (+1)5:23 PM CT-Peralta had two hits Friday in a 10-4 win over the Tribe.
Analysis: Peralta is red-hot with 11 hits in 25 at-bats in this sizzling stretch.
|Apr. 25 11:57 AM PT12:57 PM MT1:57 PM CT2:57 PM ET14:57 ET18:57 GMT2:57 CST11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST2:27 PM VEN22:57 UAE1:57 PM CT-Peralta had two hits and two RBIs in Wednesday's 7-5 win over Kansas City.
Analysis: Peralta has hit safely in 11 of 12 games.
|Apr. 14 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 CST2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Peralta had a three-run blast in a 7-3 win over Oakland on Saturday.
Analysis: Peralta has gone 8 for 17 (.471) with a homer and four RBIs over his last four games.
|Apr. 12 1:29 PM PT2:29 PM MT3:29 PM CT4:29 PM ET16:29 ET20:29 GMT4:29 CST1:29 PM MST3:29 PM EST3:59 PM VEN0:29 UAE (+1)3:29 PM CT-Peralta had three hits in Thursday's 11-1 victory over Toronto.
Analysis: Peralta has two straight three-hit games.
|Apr. 11 3:17 PM PT4:17 PM MT5:17 PM CT6:17 PM ET18:17 ET22:17 GMT6:17 CST3:17 PM MST5:17 PM EST5:47 PM VEN2:17 UAE (+1)5:17 PM CT-Peralta had three hits and knocked in a run in an 8-6 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.
Analysis: Peralta went 3 for 4 and now has two RBIs on the season.