JOEL PERALTA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Photo: Rays teammates make Joel Peralta a funny display on his birthday

Saturday marked the 37th birthday for Tampa Bay Rays veteran reliever Joel Peralta. And you can bet that every member of the Tampa Bay organization knew about it.Peralta entered the clubhouse this morning to find a colorful display around his locker in celebration of his big day. He can thank his younger teammates and clubhouse staff for the big surprise.The theme for Peralta'...
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Joel Peralta watches WBC, wonders 'what-if'

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Joel Peralta sifted through his locker, his mind prepping for another day of spring training but his heart more than 1,000 miles away. On Sunday morning, the Tampa Bay Rays reliever continued his routine: changing from a dark-blue T-shirt into uniform for a game against the Boston Red Sox, holding court with teammates in a corner of a Charlotte Sports Park clubhouse...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Joel Peralta Won’t Pitch in World Baseball Classic Because of Sandwich-Related Neck Injury

Joel Peralta‘s hunger really got the best of him. Peralta won’t be able to pitch for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic because of a neck injury he suffered while getting out of his car to buy sandwiches. The Rays reliever fought off the injury to enjoy the sandwiches and isn’t expected to miss much time, but the sandwich incident is apparently serious...
Via NESN.com
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays reliever Joel Peralta won't play in WBC

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. A dream of playing in the World Baseball Classic is over for Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta. On Sunday morning, Peralta said he wont compete in the upcoming event, held March 2-19, because he wants to preserve his health for the regular season. The 36-year-old had been selected to participate for the Dominican Republic in the tournament, held once every...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Joel Peralta Hurts His Neck Getting Sandwiches

  Feel free to not only add this to the list of bizarre baseball injuries over the years, but add it somewhere near the top. Yahoo Sports  is reporting that relief pitcher Joel Peralta has injured himself…getting sandwiches. Yes, you read that correctly. The story goes as so, Peralta injured his neck getting out of his Camaro while on his way to get a sandwich. Now, Peralta is...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss
OUT TO LUNCH

Joel Peralta suffers bizarre injury

The prize for most bizarre spring training injury is always hotly contested, but Joel Peralta's latest injury is going to be tough to top.  

Via The Outside Corner
February 13, 2013  |  4 Comments

********** Camaro: Rays pitcher Joel Peralta injures himself getting out of his car

Baseball players, definitely more so than any other group of professional athletes, seem to injure themselves in the most bizarre ways imaginable. The list of incomprehensible injuries is literally almost too long to tackle here (although SI has compiled a fantastic rundown of some prime examples for those interested), but Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta, thanks to his peculiar...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Peralta suspended 8 games for pine tar, he appeals

Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta has been suspended eight games for having pine tar on his glove. Major League Baseball issued the penalty Thursday. Peralta has appealed, and can continue to play until the appeal process is complete. The Rays were playing at Washington on Thursday night. Peralta was ejected from Tuesday night's game in Washington after umpires found pine tar...
Via AP on Fox
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss
DIRTY MOVE

Rays P ejected for substance on glove

Rays reliever Joel Peralta was ejected from a game for having a foreign substance on his glove. It seems there was some history there.

Via The Outside Corner
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

RHP Joel Peralta re-signs with Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed right-handed reliever Joel Peralta to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Peralta went 3-4 with a 2.93 ERA in 71 appearances last season, helping the Rays make the playoffs. The 35-year-old also had a career-high six saves, four of them in September while filling in for injured closer Kyle Farnsworth. Over parts of seven major league seasons...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss
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