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St. Louis Cardinals: Jhonny Peralta Sent to DL to Make Room for Tyler Lyons

April 20th, 2017 at 6:56 PM
By Sports Media 101

The St. Louis Cardinals had a decision to make today as they desired to activate Tyler Lyons. This brought about a status change for their aging third baseman.

After much teeth gnashing from the St. Louis Cardinals fandom, the organization has finally done something with Jhonny Peralta: the organization announced today that he Peralta would go on the 10-day disabled list to make roster room for returning Tyler Lyons.

According to GM John Mozeliak on Monday of this week- just prior to the sweep of the Pirates- Peralta was being kept on a short leash. During my appearance on UCB radio on Wednesday night, I opined that this short leash is so short that it has kept Peralta on the porch!

Enter then today the news that the Cardinals will send Peralta to the disabled list for “upper respiratory” issues such that a roster spot could be opened for Lyons.  This, to me, means the leash is not just short, but has been pulled back into the house.

Let’s take a painful look at the declining career of Jhonny Peralta during his St. Louis Cardinals career.

Peralta joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014 when he was aged 32. …

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Tags: Cardinals News, Jhonny Peralta, Jonathan Broxton, Tyler Lyons

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