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27 Jhonny Peralta SS
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 5/28/1982 | Birthplace: Santiago, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: No College | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $6,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/83 | Average Draft Position: 189.66
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SS Jhonny Peralta out of Cardinals' lineup Sunday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/30/2015) Shortstop Jhonny Peralta will get a break Sunday, as he is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup or the series finale against the Giants. 

Peralta is 0-for-17 in his last four games and is hitting just .229 in 96 at-bats in August. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Greg Garcia. 


Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta slugs two-run home run Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) With his team already up by five runs, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta chipped in a two-run home run in the sixth inning, as the Cards topped the Rockies 7-0 on Friday.

Peralta went 2 for 4 in the game, including his 15th longball of the season. The home run broke a 12-game homer draught for the All-Star shortstop.


Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta not in Sunday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta was not in Sunday's lineup against the Braves, the team announced.

Peralta was replaced at shortstop by Pete Kozma, who will hit eighth. Peralta is hitting .319 with two home runs and five RBI in his last 11 games.


Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta belts go-ahead home run on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta gave his team the lead with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning, leading the way to the 3-2 win over the Mets on Friday. Peralta came to bat with the score tied at 1-1 in the sixth. He proceeded to take a Noah Syndergaard pitch over the left field wall for his 14th homer of the year.

The home run was Peralta's only hit of the game, and the 2015 All-Star is batting .268 with three longballs over his last 10 games.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta gets hit, RBI in All Star Game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta started his first All Star Game on Tuesday and played in his third. 

Peralta went 1 for 1 with a walk and an RBI in the game. He's hit in his last two All Star Games and is 2 for 4 in his career. 

Peralta was the first Cardinal to drive in an All Star run since Matt Holliday in 2012. That was also the last time a Cardinal started at shortstop--Rafael Furcal. 


National League announces lineup for 2015 All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2015) The National League released its starting lineup for the 2015 All-Star game on Monday.

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen will bat leadoff and play center. He will be followed by Reds 3B Todd Frazier at third, Nationals OF Bryce Harper in right field, Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt at first, Giants catcher Buster Posey will be behind the plate, Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo will DH, Cardinals infielder Jhonny Peralta will play shortstop, Dodgers OF Joc Pederson will be in left with Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu at second.

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will be the starting pitcher and face Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta homers in Sunday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit his 13th home run of the season during Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Pirates.

Peralta hit the solo shot off Francisco Liriano in the third inning. It was his 13th home run of the season. Peralta went 3 for 4 to the finish the game.

Prior to Sunday's loss. Peralta was hitting .260 with one home run and five RBI in his last 12 games.


Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta comes up big in ninth Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) It's one thing to hit a homer in a game. It's another to blast one with two out in the ninth and your team on the verge of defeat.

Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta slugged one of those special taters Wednesday night against the host Cubs. His two-run shot over the fence in left field transformed a 5-4 deficit into a 6-5 lead and a loss into a win. It was his first hit of the game, but he did add a walk.

His 12th home run of the season sweetened his slash line to .292/.349/.465.


NL starters announced for 2015 All-Star Game


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) The National League starters for the All-Star Game were announced Sunday, and leading the way after an impressive first half is Nationals slugger Bryce Harper, who racked up nearly 14 million votes to pace the field. 

Harper entered Sunday's game with a .344 average, 25 home runs and 60 RBIs, numbers that have him squarely in the conversation for the Triple Crown. He'll be joined in Cincinnati by players from an array of teams, unlike the AL's Royals-heavy squad. 

Catcher: Buster Posey, Giants
First baseman: Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
Second baseman: Dee Gordon, Marlins
Third baseman: Todd Frazier, Reds
Shortstop: Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals
Outfield: Bryce Harper, Nationals
Outfield: Matt Holliday, Cardinals
Outfield: Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins 


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta pulled from Thursday's lineup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has been scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Pirates. The team has not provided a reason for Peralta's removal, and no injury is being reported at this time.

Pete Kozma has been inserted into the lineup at shortstop for the series-finale in Pittsburgh. 


Jhonny Peralta hits home run for Cardinals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. 

Peralta went 1 for 4 and recorded his 11th homer and 40th RBI of the season. He hit his first home run since June 9. 


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta goes deep in loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit his second home run in three games in Tuesday's loss to Colorado. 

Peralta went 1 for 4. He hit his 10th homer of the year and drove in his 35th run. 


Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta hits ninth home run of season Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta collected three hits to help propel the Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Dodgers on Sunday.

His biggest hit came when Peralta hit a solo home run off Zack Greinke in the sixth inning. He finished the game 3 for 4 with two RBI. His second RBI came in the eighth inning when he hit a single off Adam Liberatore, which scored Peter Bourjos to give the Cardinals a 3-2 lead.

Prior to Sunday's three-hit game, Peralta was hitting .367 with two home runs and 11 RBI in his last 13 games.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta collects three hits in win vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 3 for 4 with a walk, a run and an RBI in his team's 7-1 win over the Dodgers on Thursday.

Peralta doesn't have a history of posting high batting averages, but Thursday's excellent showing was already his 18th multihit effort of the season. He owns a .318/.382/.512 line with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 201 at-bats. He's topped .300 just once in his career, in 2013 with the Tigers.


Jhonny Peralta's homer leads Cardinals to win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta drove in all three runs in Sunday's win over the Dodgers. 

Peralta hit a two-run home run in the first and drove in another run in the eighth. He went 2 for 3 with a walk. 

"I have felt pretty good from the beginning of the season," Peralta said to MLB.com. "I know last year was tough for me because I came into the National League and didn't know too much about the pitching. This year I feel more comfortable at home plate."

The homer was Peralta's eighth on the year and sixth in the month of May. He also has 30 RBI on the year. 


Jhonny Peralta hits walk-off homer for Cardinals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit a walk-off home run to lead off the tenth inning in Monday's win over Arizona.

Peralta went 2 for 4 with a walk. The homer was his seventh of the year and drove in his 23rd run. 

"This is the best feeling that you can feel," Peralta said, per MLB.COM. "Home run to win the game? The best."

It was just the second extra-inning home run of Peralta's career and first since 2006, 95 extra-inning at bats earlier. 


Cardinals' Matt Holliday (left arm contusion) out against Royals


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will not play in Sunday's game against the Royals. 

Heading out to left field in his spot will be Mark Reynolds, who was the designated hitter on Saturday. Jhonny Peralta will be St. Louis' DH and Pete Kozma will play shortstop. 

In addition, outfielder Jason Heyward is out due to left hip tightness. 

Peralta will hit third, Reynolds will his hit seventh and Kozma will bat ninth. 


Jhonny Peralta, Peter Bourjos get two hits for Cardinals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta and center fielder Peter Bourjos each had two hits in Tuesday's win over the Mets. 

Peralta went 2 for 4, scored once and drove in his 20th run of the year.

Bourjos went 2 for 5, scored twice and drove in his sixth run. 


Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta goes yard on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta launched his sixth home run of the season in Saturday's 10-inning loss to the Tigers. Peralta's sixth-inning solo shot off of David Price tied the game at three. It was his only hit of the day, but he did walk twice before being lifted for a pinch runner in the eighth inning.

Peralta is 11 for 38 over his last 10 games with four home runs and seven RBI as he continues to provide solid pop in the Cardinals' lineup.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta hits home run in Friday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit his fifth home run of the season during Friday's 10-4 loss to Tigers.

The home run was his only hit in three at-bats during the game. Peralta also walked and struck out twice during the contest. Peralta is 4 for 11 with three RBI over his last three games. He has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games.


Cardinals make late lineup change as Matt Holliday to DH


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Matt Holliday will play Thursday after all. 

Originally scratched from the lineup after getting hit by a pitch on his elbow Wednesday, Holliday will be the Cardinals' designated hitter on Thursday against the Indians, according to the Associated Press. 

Holliday was hit by a pitch from Corey Kluber. He tried to stay in the game but left an inning later. 

Jhonny Peralta was originally scheduled to DH for the Cardinals. 


Matt Holliday, Jon Jay not in Cardinals' lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) As expected, the Cardinals do not have Matt Holliday or Jon Jay in their lineup for Thursday's game against the Indians. 

Holliday was plunked in the elbow yesterday, though x-rays came back negative. Jay, who has left wrist tendinitis, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. 

The Cardinals have shifted their lineup around on the diamond as a result of Holliday's absence. Mark Reynolds will play left field, Jhonny Peralta will be the designated hitter and Pete Kozma will step in at shortstop. 


Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta hits third home run of season Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta connected off pitcher Jon Lester for his third home run of the season during Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs.

The home run was a solo shot for Peralta, who finished 1 for 5 in the game. He is now hitting .298 on the season and is on a four-game hitting streak.


Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta gets his first day off Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta received his first day off this season Thursday against the Phillies. Pete Kozma replaced Peralta, who started the first 20 games, in the lineup.

Peralta has hit safely in eight of his last nine games. He is batting .333 (12 for 36) with one home run, two doubles and four RBI in that span.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta has hit safely in all eight games in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit safely for the eighth straight game Thursday against the Brewers. In fact, Peralta's hitting streak extends back to last season, as he has now hit safely in 11 straight games.

Peralta went 2 for 4 -- both singles -- to increase his batting average to .364 (12 for 33). He has one home run, three doubles, four runs and six RBI in eight games.