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Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

There is no more exciting and rapidly developing position in the game today than shortstop. It has become a new beast over the past few years across MLB. By all indications, it's a wave that is just getting underway. In each of the past two seasons, a Rookie of the Year selection has been a shortstop, and in last year’s All-Star Game, of the six shortstops selected, each made his...
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Peralta not relying on his laurels

Jhonny Peralta has no guarantee of a starting job. He's no longer viewed as the solution at shortstop. There are questions about whether his offensive decline in 2016 had at least something to do with expected age regression. And there's the nearing uncertainty about his baseball future.
10 days ago

Jhonny Peralta cuts thumb opening box, has return delayed

The St. Louis Cardinals were hoping to see shortstop Jhonny Peralta get back on the field soon, but it looks like that return will be delayed just a little bit longer. Peralta, who tore a ligament in his thumb during spring training that required surgery, cut his thumb while opening a box on Saturday. The stitches will require three to four days to heal, meaning he has no choice...
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May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jhonny Peralta out 2-3 months with thumb injury

There is a perception that the St. Louis Cardinals are chasing the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central this season, and that chase may have grown just a little bit tougher. Shortstop Jhonny Peralta suffered what appears to be a torn ligament in his thumb on Saturday, and the injury could keep the All-Star shortstop out for two to three months. Jhonny Peralta has a torn...
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March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals Jhonny Peralta out 2-3 months with torn thumb ligament

According to Jenifer Langosch of, Cardinals All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta could potentially miss 2-3 months with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Langosch added that Peralta did get an MRI taken on his thumb, but that “the initial read is not positive.” As a result, Peralta is looking for a second opinion. Peralta will head back to St. Louis to receive a second...
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March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ten hottest MLB hitters right now

Let’s take a look at ten hitters that are currently in red-hot form. 10. Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals On pace to exceed all his yearly averages, Peralta has taken advantage of the second chance granted to him when he signed with the Cards this offseason following a 50-game suspension in 2013 for PED involvement. Two of his three homers this month have come over the past seven...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Grading the first third of the season

The first third of the MLB season has come to an end and the next two thirds will be here and gone in no time. What have the St. Louis Cardinals accomplished in the first third of the season? Simply put, nothing special. The Redbirds are two games above .500 and are four games in second place to the NL Central division leading Milwaukee Brewers. Based on the tradition of “The Cardinal...
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Returns On Jhonny Peralta Not Favorable For Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals took a bit of a risk when they signed shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year $53 million deal in the 2013 off-season since he was coming off a season in which he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. The Cardinals hoped they were getting the Peralta that had hit more than 20 home runs on four occasions and topped 80...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Peralta puts on a show against his former club

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Judging from the nice ovation Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta received before his first at-bat against his old team Monday afternoon, Tigers fans are going to miss him. Based on what he did after the applause, they're going to miss him even more. On the first pitch he saw, Peralta smacked a no-doubt-about-it home run over the left-field fence. Second at-bat:...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Peralta homers twice against Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. -- With two swings of the bat, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit more home runs than his former team, the Detroit Tigers, have had in seven Grapefruit League games. It was quite a Joker Marchant homecoming for Peralta. The Tigers won, 8-5, on Monday but he stole the show by hitting his first two homers of the spring off the team he'd twice made the All...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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