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Wily Peralta (born May 8, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2006 and he made his MLB debut in 2012.

Wily Peralta
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Peralta with the Milwaukee Brewers
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
Born: (1989-05-08) May 8, 1989 (age 30)
Samaná, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 22, 2012, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
(through May 22, 2019)
Win–loss record50–54
Earned run average4.49
Strikeouts558
Teams

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Early lifeEdit

Peralta grew up in Samana, Dominican Republic, but moved to Santo Domingo when he was 11 in order to train with his uncle. He did not own a baseball glove until he was 11 years old. He practiced his throwing with a lemon.[1]

CareerEdit

Minor leaguesEdit

 
Peralta in his Major League debut

Peralta was signed by the Brewers as a free agent in 2006. He played his first professional season in America for the rookie-level Arizona League Brewers that season. After sitting out the 2007 season, he returned in 2008, playing for the rookie-league Helena Brewers and Class A West Virginia Power. Peralta played for the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2009. He split the 2010 season between the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees and Double-A Huntsville Stars. He was added to the Brewers' 40-man roster following the season.[2]

Peralta began the 2011 season with Huntsville.[1] He was promoted to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds late in the season.

Major League BaseballEdit

Milwaukee BrewersEdit

The Brewers promoted Peralta to the major league roster on April 21, 2012, to replace Kameron Loe.[3] Peralta started his first Major League game on September 5, 2012, against the Miami Marlins. On July 9, 2013, Peralta pitched his first career complete game against the Cincinnati Reds, the first complete game pitched by a Brewers pitcher since April 5, 2011 by Yovani Gallardo.[4] In 2013, Peralta opened the season in the Brewers rotation. For the season, Peralta went 11-15 with a 4.37 ERA and 2 complete games. Peralta had his career season in 2014, winning 17 games and sporting a career low 3.53 ERA in 32 starts. The following season was an unhealthy season for Peralta, as he had an extended DL stint, only managing 20 starts. In 2016, Peralta battled with inconsistency and injuries for a second straight season, as he finished 7-11 with a 4.86 ERA in 23 starts.

After a rough start[vague] to the 2017 season, Peralta was shifted to the bullpen.[5] He was designated for assignment on July 28th. For the season, Peralta appeared in 19 games, 8 starts with an ERA of 7.85 for Milwaukee.

Kansas City RoyalsEdit

On December 5, 2017, Peralta signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Kansas City Royals. His contract includes a $3 million club option for the 2019 season.[6] Peralta was designated for assignment on March 28, 2018.[7] He cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Class AAA Omaha Storm Chasers.[8] He was recalled by the Royals on June 17.[9] During the month of June, he made five appearances in relief, allowing one run in ​4 23 innings pitched and recording two saves. On the season, Peralta pitched exclusively out of the bullpen, recording 14 saves in 37 appearances.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Huntsville Times/Eric Schultz (August 5, 2011). "Wily Peralta's long road to the cusp of stardom". AL.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110812&content_id=23141824&fext=.jsp&vkey=armypath
  3. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (April 21, 2012). "Narveson solicits a second opinion". Archive.jsonline.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  4. ^ McCalvy, Adam. "Wily Peralta threw Milwaukee's first complete game since 2011 in a 2-0 win | MLB.com". M.mlb.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Notes: Brewers move Wily Peralta to the bullpen". Jsonline.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Flanagan, Jeffrey (December 5, 2017). "Royals add righty Peralta to pitching mix". MLB.com. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  7. ^ Torres, Maria (March 29, 2018). "Hours before opener, Royals announce 25-man roster, cut Kyle Zimmer, Wily Peralta". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Royals' Wily Peralta: Heads to Triple-A". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  9. ^ "Royals Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. June 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.

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