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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%: 99/88 | Average Draft Position: 189.88
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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.


Jhonny Peralta drives in two in Cardinals' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Brewers. 

Peralta went two for four on the day with a two-run double. He also walked once.

Peralta now has three doubles and six RBI on the year and is hitting .360. 


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta hitting .406 against Matt Garza


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has posted a .406 batting average with one home run and four RBI in 32 career at-bats against Monday starter Matt Garza.

Peralta has jumped out to a hot start this season, picking up hits in each of his first five games and slugging his first home run of the season Sunday. He has hit .333/.364/.571 in 21 at-bats over the first week of play.

The Cardinals are heavy favorites (-180) for Monday's home opener against the Brewers, per VegasInsider.com.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta batting cleanup vs. Cubs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is batting cleanup for Sunday's season opener against the Cubs.

Peralta took just 74 of his 560 at-bats from the fourth spot in the lineup last season but will fill the role in the team's regular-season debut.

The full Cardinals lineup: 3B Matt Carpenter, RF Jason Heyward, LF Matt Holliday, SS Peralta, 1B Matt Adams, C Yadier Molina, 2B Kolten Wong, CF Jon Jay, SP Adam Wainwright.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta hoping to recreate 2014 season in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta wants to be able to do a lot of the things he succeeded doing in 2014. 

"I think what I did last year was pretty good for my first year in the National League," Peralta said. "I felt good about the home runs I hit. I know the average wasn't at .300, but I finished better than I started."

Peralta hit .263 with 21 home runs and 75 RBI in 560 plate appearances. His manager, Mike Matheny, wants to see a similar guy in 2015.

"He's been very consistent with getting himself ready and what he needs to do and who he needs to be. He came in here last year with a very workmanlike approach and went about it to build up for opening day," Matheny said.


Jhonny Peralta drives in winning run in three-hit game Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI in his team's 7-6, 10-inning win over the Diamondbacks Friday.

Peralta drove in two runs with a sixth-inning double that gave his team a lead. After the Diamondbacks evened the score in the eighth inning, the shortstop delivered an RBI single in the 10th inning to put his team up for good. Peralta has hit .262/.337/.443 with 21 home runs and 74 RBI in 557 at-bats.


Jhonny Peralta absent from Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has been given the night off for the Wednesday game in Cincinnati. Pete Kozma will man the position instead.

Peralta is 7 for 34 in his last nine games, but has two home runs and four RBI in his last five games.


Jhonny Peralta swats 18th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 1 for 5 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 6-5, 12-inning win over the Phillies Saturday.

Peralta kicked off the scoring Saturday with his second-inning blast, which was his fourth home run of the month. He owns a .905 OPS in August after swinging a hot bat over the last few weeks. Peralta has hit .263/.337/.456 with 18 home runs and 59 RBI in 445 at-bats.


Jhonny Peralta slugs 17th home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 1 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 5-4 win over the Reds Tuesday.

Peralta homered in the bottom of the sixth inning with his team down 4-1, scoring the first of four unanswered runs that ended with a walkoff hit batter. The shortstop has been on fire in August, going 23 for 67 at the plate while swatting three home runs. He owns a .266/.340/.458 line with 17 home runs and 56 RBI in 432 at-bats.


Jhonny Peralta goes yard Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went deep Thursday against the Padres.

Peralta wasted no time making an imact. In his first at-bat of the night, Peralta belted a two-run shot out to left center. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI.