Found November 21, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Jhonny Peralta
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
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There probably couldn’t be a worse year in recent memory for the Detroit Tigers to be seriously considering an upgrade to their shortstop position. There is a large pool of people out there who feel that the Tigers re-signed Jhonny Peralta to his $6M option year so that they could move him in a trade and upgrade the shortstop position along the way. Peralta came to the Tigers at the 2010 trade deadline and has put in some really good work for Detroit. He had a career season in 2011 by hitting .299 with 21 homers and 86 RBI’s. Despite a disappointing regular season in 2012 he heated up and provided some big at-bats during the playoff run that was cut short by the Giants. Historically, Peralta could generally be considered a lock for a .260-.270 average, about 15 homers, and 80 RBI’s. He hit just .239 last season. But that’s not the real reason the Tigers want to move him. It’s his lack of agility and range at the shortstop position that has been costing the Tigers runs in bunches. St...
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