Originally written on The Detroit Sports Site  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The suspensions by Major League Baseball for players involved in the Biongenesis PED scandal are starting to leak out and Detroit Tigers shortshop Jhonny Peralta is one of the guilty parties reportedly being slapped with a 50 game suspension. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/364423822755102720 Detroit generalmManager Dave Dombrowski added Jose Iglesias at the trade deadline, perhaps tipping all of baseball off that Peralta could be one of the players to receive some unpaid time off. Peralta is one of more than 10 players involved in the scandal, which started late last year and it includes names like Nelson Crus, Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun. Unlike some of those players, Peralta is in the midst of one of his best years as a Tiger with a .305 average, 11 home runs and 54 RBIs. With the 50 game suspension, Peralta is not lost for the season. Detroit has 53 games left in the season and, if they chose to, could bring Peralta back for the last three games of the season and then a playoff run, if there is one. Iglesias is the heir to the shortstop throne for next year and many years after, so Detroit may opt to keep him in for his defensive ability in lieu of placing Peralta back in the starting lineup. Rodriguez is most likely to appeal his suspension, while Peralta likely decided to accept his because of his pending free agency. It would be hard for Peralta to find a starting job, or any work for that matter, if he was going to be unavailable for at least a third of a season. Instead now he can serve out his suspension and hope to have a good playoff run to boost his numbers.
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