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Jhonny Peralta's 50-game suspension was hardly a surprise, as it was more of a case of when than if it would happen. As such, the Detroit Tigers had time to prepare, and they took advantage of that opportunity by acquiring young shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox in a recent three-team trade. While at one point it appeared to be a near sure bet that Peralta would be the Tigers' long-term option at shortstop, Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports that the veteran's tenure in Detroit could be over if Iglesias proves capable.
Early sense I get is that if Iglesias does well at shortstop, Tigers might not want Peralta back. We'll see.
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) August 5, 2013
Prior to his suspension, Peralta was hitting .305/.361/.461 with 29 doubles and 11 home runs over 436 plate appearances this season. Those are All-Star totals, especially at the shortstop position, and Peralta has posted a batting line of .275/.332/.434 over four seasons with the Tigers.
Peralta is a free agent after the season, as he was scheduled to earn $6 million in the final year of his current contract. He would seem to be a no-brainer to at least extend a qualifying offer to this offseason, but the Biogenesis situation complicates the matter.
Iglesias is known for his glove, as he's reportedly been major-league ready defensively for the past several seasons. The major limitation for the 23-year-old is hit bat, but he showed improvement at the plate this season with the Red Sox, hitting .330/.376/.409 with 14 extra-base hits over 234 plate appearances. If he can maintain numbers close to that for the remainder of the season, Knobler is of the belief that the Tigers could stick with him as their long-term option at short and move on from Peralta.
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