Infield veteran Jhonny Peralta will be testing the market this year and will more than likely be leaving the Detroit Tigers.
Peralta landed with Detroit during the 2010 season after spending the first eight in a half years with the Cleveland Indians. The 31 year old veteran had a four seasons out of a total of 10 where he hit over 20 home runs.
Other than those four seasons with 20 or more home runs, he’s been at or under 15 in his career. His numbers haven’t been that bad, but I’m not sure if he’s worth the type of money his representatives are hoping to get him.
According to Buster Olney on Twitter, Peralta’s ‘people’ are looking for a three year contract worth around $45 million.
With Peralta’s age, he may not be playing shortstop for whoever picks him up. They’ll either stick him at third or see if he’s also able to play some first base. The youth in this league at the shortstop position is getting younger and a lot better defensively.
Jhonny Peralta’s reps said to be looking for big-time money, far more than 3/45m.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 14, 2013