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Los Angeles Dodgers escape the desert

After a promising opening series victory against the San Diego Padres, the Los Angeles Dodgers lost their first road series of the season, losing two of three games in Arizona over the weekend. The Dodgers dropped the first two games of the series, losing 4-3 on Friday night and 6-0 on Saturday night before taking the finale, 7-4.   Series MVP Very upset that there aren’t any...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Joel Peralta’s sore shoulder could open Dodgers’ closer spot for others

Shoulder injuries for pitchers are about the worst possible scenario. Shoulder injuries for 39-year-old pitchers are just downright terrifying. From Ken Gurnick: “Dodgers reliever Joel Peralta, sidelined by shoulder stiffness, said he is hopeful he will be able to throw off a mound by next week. That will put Peralta nearly two weeks behind the rest of the team’s pitchers and...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Rumors: Additional relief pitcher

It’s been a crazy offseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers. There have been many trades and changes made from the 2014 season. This upcoming season should be interesting watching the players adjust to one another and build a strong chemistry on the field, which could either be positive or negative. However, the Dodgers have another concern at hand. According to rumors, the Dodgers...
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Juan Nicasio, lose Hanley Ramirez

Yesterday, I replied to a comment on my last bullpen story and said this. After Wade Davis struggled badly as a starter for two years, they moved him to the bullpen and he did fairly well. Then another year as a starter with an ERA over 4, followed by an unbelievable year last year out of the bullpen. Don’t think too many people saw him being one of the best relief pitchers in...
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A Closer Look at Joel Peralta, Reliever You Want To Have

Let’s talk about Joel Peralta. I know, it’s been several days since he was acquired from Tampa Bay, but I’ve been busy, and Dustin stepped up to battle through illness and run down the specifics of the players going and returning. His opinion was that it was a “pretty reasonable trade,” which I tend to agree with, but since then there’s been some (unsurprising) complaints...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rays' Joel Peralta may have mosquito-borne virus

Tampa Bays relief pitcher Joel Peralta says he's been feeling sick since he went home to the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break and thinks he has been stricken with chikungunya — the mosquito-borne virus spreading over Florida and the Caribbean.Peralta began feeling sick on Friday after visiting the Dominican Republic where chikungunya is extremely prevalent, reported CBS...
Via The Other Paper
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays place reliever Joel Peralta on 15-day DL with illness

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday (retroactive to July 13) due to illness, and left-hander Jeff Beliveau will take his place in the bullpen. Peralta, 38, didn't pitch during the Rays' three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins at Target Field from last Friday to Sunday. Recently, he told reporters that he may have contracted the Chikungunya...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Joel Peralta Thinks He May Have Chikungunya Virus

Time for the truth. I wasn’t sure what Chikungunya virus was, but it didn’t sound like something I would want. Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta thinks he may have contacted the virus during the All-Star break while visiting the Dominican Republic. The virus is transferred by mosquitoes in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It has also recently been...
Via Baseball News Source
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Peralta falters in eight inning in Rays' loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Joel Peralta stared toward the back on his locker for a few brief moments to end a frustrating night. He dipped his face and shook his head in frustration before rising from his chair. Normally one of manager Joe Maddon's most trusted bullpen options, the right-handed reliever fell short of his standard for the third time in his past five appearances. Peralta...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Joel Peralta says Alex Colome carries regret about suspension

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Joel Peralta leaned back in his chair and spoke about Alex Colome's regret. It was Tuesday morning in the Tampa Bay Rays' clubhouse at Charlotte Sports Park, another day of spring training in its early hours. Peralta has become a mentor to many of the Rays' young players from the Dominican Republic, and his relationship with Colome is no different. On Monday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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