Tigers acquire Peralta from Indians

The Tigers made a move to bolster their injury-riddled offense Wednesday night, adding third baseman Jhonny Peralta from the Indians for minor-league left-hander Giovanni Soto.

The Indians also sent cash to help cover the remainder of Peralta’s salary for this season. He’s under contract at $4.6 million this season with a $7.25 million club option for 2011 or a $250,000 buyout.

The Tigers have played against Peralta for years as AL Central opponents. Now they’re hoping he can give them at least some boost down the stretch in their hopes to stick in the race for the division. He’s batting .246 in 91 games this season for the Tribe, with seven homers and 43 RBIs.

The 28-year-old Peralta will take over at third base while the Detroit awaits the return of Brandon Inge from his broken left hand. His original timetable a week ago called for him to miss 4-6 weeks, but team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday in announcing the trade that they’re now optimistic Inge can beat the timetable, possibility getting back in two weeks.

Whenever Inge returns, Peralta will become an option at shortstop, where Detroit has been platooning veteran utility infielder Ramon Santiago with rookie Danny Worth. Scott Sizemore, Detroit’s Opening Day second baseman, and utilityman Don Kelly have been handling third in Inge’s place.

The Tigers made room for Peralta on the 40-man roster by designating outfield prospect Wilkin Ramirez for assignment. They’ll add Peralta to the 25-man roster once Peralta gets to the Tigers, hopefully in time for Thursday’s series finale against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Dombrowski said he’s still searching for help on the trade market ahead of Saturday afternoon’s nonwaiver trade deadline. For now, however, he said, “I don’t have anything else in the works.”

34 Comments

Since is cash involved, do MLB have to approve the trade?
Who penciled the AJaxless lineup for today? Its looks like a recipe for another no hititer

Our leadoff hitter and our DH- both batting .167. Sweet.

This is just a stop gap move until Inge returns, IMO. Peralta is a bit below average defensively according to fangraphs UZR (Inge is average this season), and also below average for a 3B at the plate. He’s had better seasons offensively, and maybe he gets hot.

As much as anything, I think this is DD letting the players know that he’s not giving up on this season. The team has to be in need of a boost about now.

If Jeff Larish is sent down to make room, I’d be very disappointed. I want to see Jeff get his chance to hit. It’s possible that this isn’t the only move, and another player, such as a Raburn, will be traded and that will clear space. I agree with Steve that Rhymes should be the one to go. He certainly doesn’t belong batting second.

Perlata are you kidding me. Another boneheaded move in my opinion. He isn’t that good at all he is below average fielder and a poor hitter. I don’t think that what we having going there now is any worse that Perlata for gods sake.
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Dumbfounded in Royal Oak is my new sign off.

Kind of a sideways move, but a move nonetheless.
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Jason, you got quite a bit of face time during DD’s interview on the pregame show.
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–Rich

In Cleveland, they called him Jhonny “Ground Into Double Play” Peralta. He also runs like a turtle to first base. And watching him bend over at third base will make you laugh!! His range at SS can be outdone by someone in a senior league. Good luck with him….we’re glad he’s gone! We’ve been begging Shapiro to dump his sorry butt for years!!

Good grief.

These umpires namely the home plate ump and the idiot at first are driving me nuts already and it is only the second inning.

Why would you ever give up a pitcher for Peralta who at best will be the equivalent of Larish or Inge without the power. Doesn’t make sense short or long term.
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Last night had a lot of positives as well as the obvious frustrations. Being outwitted in the dugout should be a source of JL’s frustrations.

The last two games demonstrate that it is imperative that we acquire a more dangerous hitter to hit 5th. Maddon got away with walking Cabrera regardless of the situation and now every team on our schedule will do the same. It’s about more than competing for the division; it’s about putting an entertaining product on the field. How many people are going to want to go see or watch the Tigers if Cabrera is never pitched to? He’s the whole show. If anything else gets DD’s and Mr. Ilitch’s attention, this fact should.
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They need to make one good trade here and quit worrying so much about prospects that may or may not make it to the big leagues. And we can sweeten the deal with any number of current big leaguers if you call within the next 10 minutes.
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–Rich

Peralta is better for the club than Soto was.
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Not the move that makes this a good team but it was a move to get something without giving up a thing.
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I am no longer worried about Boesch.
I am VERY worried about him. He has lost his swagger, his abandon, his confidence is ebbing with every AB. I don’t want to see this fine potential contaminated by this. I sure hope he finds himself.
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Same on the Tigers for thinking Bonine and Thomas can be good MLB pitchers. Invariably these guys end up in the same game and make the game out of reach.
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Avila should be very ticked at himself for not having a better AB against a struggling RHP.
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Well, at least Rhymes showed a little bit tonight. The speed is a small plus. Not sure why AJax wasn’t in the lineup. My biggest disappointment tonight was Avila. He is totally disengaged from what we saw last year. I’m not trying to toot my horn, but in a post 10 days ago, I said we had seen the best of Boesch. I genuinely feel for him. His professional pride has taken a huge hit in two games. He still has good potential, but he must make adjustments. I sense that Damon is trying to pick it up a notch. The only plus is that we haven’t been blown out. Tomorrow portends an ugly day for Tiger fans. I hope I’m wrong.
Greg

Yuk – is the rest of this season going to be so depressing.
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RISP or is RIP in this case???
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Dumbfounded and Down in RO
formally known as GK
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Man oh man. Boesch in the same situation as yesterday. It mus be as embarrasing as frustrating for him. Walk MCab with 1st base “closed’ to get to him and come up empty again. Like I said 15 minutes ago—-I am very worried for him.
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If this season continues to drain away the one thing I want most out of it is a pumped up and dangerous Brennan Boesch.

Hapless.
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Crawford has deconstructed our tema these last 3 days..
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I am screamin’ at the silly TV to tell Perry not to get so wigged out by Crawford and concentrate on throwing an unhittable pitch to Longoria—sure enough.
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We seem to get very flustered when the speed demons get on base. Podsenik causes us grief as well–remember Reys and Morgan.
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Learn to compose yourselves and play solid defensive baseball.
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Very ticked off at this team now that for what ever reason has become unable to hit fastbalss almost 2/3 of the way through a season?
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Avila –now even he is getting to me. He strikes out and looks totally unaffected. We would do well to have some GD fire in our bellies. Ever watch Bautista strike out or beltre? These guys get mad and they come back harder and more determined.
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Polite baseball and stupid baseball really don’t mix well.

Nice addition to the Tigers, but it may be too late for this year! They still need a Catcher that can hit (PUDGE) and a set up guy! For the future this trade marks the end of the road for Carlos G as a Tiger. Without a solid # 3 Hitter the division and an MVP for Migal is in deep jepordy!

Nice going Dave D, but we need another trade or it will be “next year”!

Oh it’s next year already.
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And Damon, I don’t even want to start on Damon. how does a guy who is hitting .285 hit under .200 with RISP?
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A guy who was obtained under a lot of hype to be a clutch performer and a solution to a major problem on the team.
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Big deal, he had a solo homer and a 1st inning double. When it mattred today he didn’t.
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I said it yesterday–overvalued.
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AJ not playing today–stupid.
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Yukkk.

The Tigers acquire Peralta for Soto. We may not know for years if Soto will amount to anything. It appears the Indians were looking for any way to move Peralta, even giving some cash to help pay him. Then DD designates Wilkin Ramirez to make room for Jhonny on the 40-man roster. Does this mean Ramirez has been so bad that they are giving up on him? At one time Wilkin was regarded as a bright prospect. Now DD has to move someone else off the 25-man roster to make room for Jhonny there. How many of those recent AAA call-ups have options left to be able to send them back to Toledo? In a previous comment, someone pointed out that Maddon had walked Cabrera even with 1st base occupied Tuesday night. Well, it happened again Wednesday night and Boesch failed again. A lot of other teams are going to catch on to that strategy. Will DD and JL see this and attempt to do anything about it? It’s like an outright slap in the face. Once again tonight the Tigers get men on base and cannot bring them in. Wake up, DD!

That damn Maddon–he knew he could do exactly the same thing he did yesterday with his pen and we would be doomed to repeat our mistakes. He can see when a team is going bad and take advantage of it.

My new Name is Depressed and Dumbfounded in RO
formally know as GK
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Jackson not playing – Dumbfounded Jackson hit righties better. Unless there is some underlying reason that he didn’t play then I just don’t understand. Does this management staff really care that little about winning and losing or are they throwing in the towel and not even making it interstesting for their fans to watch. What a bunch of idiots.
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Trade for Peralta – Depressed and Dumbfounded. Does Dombrowski really think this is some sort of upgrade?? If he seriously does I seriously question his abilities even more than I did.
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The last two weeks of baseball – Depressed.
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Umpires – hate them and think they are mostly incompetent.
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Oh ya Cleveland fans don’t even want Peralta they are giddy to get rid of him. YEH so glad he is here.
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DE and DF in RO (short for depressed and dumfounded in RO)

To me it’s just a matter of sorting through the rookies and see who can play and who can’t. Several of them can’t. I won’t name names.
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If I have to pick between Peralta and Boesch hitting behind Cabby, I’ll take Jhonny at this point.
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Remember Aubrey Huff? They love him out west with good reason.

I’m hoping Peralta brings something. I know he has personally hurt the Tigers when we played against him.
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DD had to do something and, as I said, I don’t think he gave away anything..
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Pup, I’m not so kind as you are. Larish, his little twin Rhymes, are 2 rookies that aren’t ready. I don’t think Larish will ever be. Rhymes has spunk. Avila is going to be good. He needs a spanking though.
Sizemore will be good-not at 3rd though.
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BTW, Jeff Frazier is 2nd in the Int’l League in HRs.
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DD–please whatever you do get someone qho can create havoc on the bases. How long has it been for Tiger fans to have had a guy like that on their team?
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Veterans like Kelly, Raburn, Laird and Santiago all together on 1 major league team kind give you an indication of what the overall quality of that team could be.

Not a great move, IMO. Tigers are a third place team at best and to trade a decent pitching prospect isn’t smart. This is a good chance to give Rhymes and Sizemore some good experience, since they’ll be the future of the team. Each had a two hit game, so let them swing the bat. The move didn’t do the Whitecaps any favors either, taking away an all-star pitcher…not that they’ll move much from last place anyway.
–Mike
‘Minoring In Baseball’
http://burrilltalksbaseball.mlblogs.com

Miggs and Boesch carried the offense before the break and clearly Miggs hasn’t been able to carry the team alone. We hit poorly against the Indians (7.5 hits/game) with a healthy Carlos and Maggs and against the best pitching team have managed 21 hits in 3 games including the shutout.
We simply haven’t won away from Comerica regardless of the lineup.
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You have to hand it to the Rays. The team is hitting only .255 for 11/14 (Tigs .270 & 6/14) yet have the third highest runs scored with 512 (Tigs 441 & 9/14).
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I wonder how many years before Soto bites us on the backside.
The 6’3” starting lefty has gone 6-6 from 16 starts pitching 2 complete game shutouts and a 2.61 ERA being the mid-west leagues 2nd lowest.
82.2IP; 76K; 25BB; 2HR; .248 avg; 1.21 WHIP and GO/AO of 1.96. All this whilst pitching for a team with a .677 losing record is impressive.

Some ugly stats on the Tigs. We have been outscored every month other than April and after our 7-7 April away record, Tigs have gone 9-25 on the road with the rot starting with the Twins sweep early May. Since then, we have only won 2 games away in a series once in Oakland.

What could possibly account for those road woes? Lack of effort? Is it the “not too high not too low” thing? Does that translate into a lunchbucket punch the clock mentality? Are road trips approached like a shift on the assembly line? Is it a lack of accountability for underachieving? Or are we just incredibly lucky at home?
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I do know that, even as the Tigers closed in on a division crown last season, there was very little emotion. In fact, the only genuine team emotion I saw all last season was during game 163. No fiery leadership? What?
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–Rich

I hate this trade, period. Peralta is not the answer at all. And giving up Soto might hurt. Why give a prospect to a division rival? If, and it is a big if with any single A pitcher, he develops this will be a nightmare. At least we don’t have to face Jurjens.
We couldn’t get Lowell from Boston?
And our 40 man roster is screwed up, filled with marginal 2B prospects. And Wilkin just struck out too much, but he has a lot of speed, which the Tigers need. Just befuddled by this trade. Will sizemore play 2B and rhymes get sent back down?

I hope a change of scenery benefits Peralta. I have seen him go on hot streaks. I would not put him at shortstop, he has worse range than Renteria. I would put Inge at shortstop before Peralta. Inge will be back before Maggs, so if Jhonny is hitting he can DH.
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The road game woes continue.
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Sizemore was optioned to Toedo according to Det. News. That was one of the names I wouldn’t talk about.

How in God’s name did any scout possibly think Sizemore would be a MLB ready infielder.

Fair enough. But how much better is Rhymes? He’s in pretty darn tough today against Price!
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I guess the big positive yesterday is that going in to the game we had 3 sub .200 hitters and at game end we had NONE!
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In other words we were playing guys with less than 100 ABs each!

I haven’t watched Rhymes enough to opine, but I wll in the next few days.

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