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Major League Baseball is expected to hand down suspensions resulting from players’ involvement with the Biogenesis lab on Friday. As many have reported, most – if not all – players will accept the punishment given without an appeal. The exception appears to be Alex Rodriguez (have you heard of him?). On Wednesday, we learned that Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz may appeal a possible suspension. Players on the list, excluding ARod, are expected to get a 50+ game ban.
There is no secret that Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta is included in this list. The Tigers prepared themselves by dealing Avisail Garcia and Brayan Villarreal for Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias. After the Tigers 11-1 win over the Nationals Wednesday, which could end up being Peralta’s last game this season should MLB levy its ban, Peralta finally broke the silence on his views of his potential suspension.
“It’s wrong. But whatever happens, I need to fight and try to move on.”
According to the Associated Press, Peralta insisted he did not not know whether Major League Baseball planned to suspend him. This would be Peralta’s first ban under baseball’s drug program. If the suspensions are handed down Friday, Peralta would lose $1,639,344 of his $6 million salary. Barring any rain-outs and rescheduled games, he would not be eligible to play until Sept. 24, leaving him with just five games of the regular season. That is, of course, if MLB decides not to ban him for the rest of the season.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland cut off a reporter who started to ask about the suspension. ”I’m not going to talk about that at all.”
Peralta declined to say whether he would seek an appeal for any suspension. Through 106 games this season, is batting .307 with 10 homers, 53 RBIs.
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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.
It might end up being his last game for a while.
If Peralta is suspended 50 games for first offense under baseball's drug program, he would...
Detroit Tigers All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta said he shouldn't be on the list of players linked to the Biogenesis case.
''It's wrong,'' Peralta said Wednesday after hitting a double in Detroit's 11-1 win over the Washington Nationals. ''But whatever happens, I need to fight and try to move on.''
Before and after the game, which might...
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Tigers All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta said he shouldn't be on the list of players linked to the Biogenesis case.
"It's wrong," Peralta said Wednesday after hitting a double in Detroit's 11-1 win over the Washington Nationals. "But whatever happens, I need to fight and try to move on."
Before and after the game, which might...
DETROIT --Jhonny Peralta is not saying much, but he did speak before Wednesday's day game.
Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski acknowledged late Tuesday night that they had traded outfielder Avisail Garcia to the White Sox and reliever Brayan Villarreal to the Red Sox as part of a three-team deal that netted them shortstopthird...
Tuesday night the Tigers–presumably as a pre-emptive solution to an imminent Jhonny Peralta suspension–obtained Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias as part of a three-team trade that sent Avisail Garcia to the Chicago White Sox and Brayan Villarreal to the Boston Red Sox. Jake Peavy went from Chicago to Boston in the major part of the trade’s third leg.
There was some thought that...
DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski doesn't know what is going to happen to Jhonny Peralta.
With the trade deadline approaching, he decided he couldn't wait to find out.
In a major trade announced in the first moments of Wednesday morning, the Tigers acquired Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias as part of a three-way trade that saw highly rated outfield prospect Avisail Garcia go to the...
I know that Jhuicing Jhonny Peralta is most likely gone for 50 games and the Detroit Tigers needed a replacement.
I know that Jose Iglesias’ .330 batting average seems to make this trade a steal since the Tigers didn’t have to give up anyone currently on the 25-man roster.
And I know that this season is a World-Series-or-bust year. Owner Mike Ilitch may not see another.
The Detroit Tigers guarded against the expected suspension of their
shortstop, Jhonny Peralta, by adding a gifted young replacement,
Jose Iglesias. Call it the Jake Peavy trade. Or call it Biogenesis
Trade I. Biogenesis Trade II is expected Wednesday.
With Jhonny Peralta apparently headed for a lengthy suspension in the Biogenesis case, the Detroit Tigers reportedly acquired Boston infielder Jose Iglesias in a three-team trade on Tuesday night. The move, reported by several national baseball writers, will send Detroit outfield prospect Avisail Garcia to the White Sox, bring Iglesais to Detroit and move Jake Peavy to Boston.