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Pirates let go of seasoned right-hander.

Veteran right-hander Wyly Peralta was released by the Pirates, according to the transaction record. He has been mostly used by their Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis as a long-term reliever, but he is once more a free agent.

Thirteen of Peralta’s 17 appearances in Indianapolis came from the bullpen. He only started four games, none of which lasted more than four innings. Fourteen of his seventeen outings lasted longer than an inning. From April 10 to May 21, the 35-year-old righty had a strong run of 22 innings of 2.86 ERA ball with an 18-to-5 K/BB ratio. However, he finished that stretch with two horrific stints that combined to give him an earned run average of 7.44. During his tenure with the team, the well-traveled right-hander recorded a walk rate of 9.7% and a strikeout percentage of 20% in 32 2/3 innings.

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After a stellar 2021ā€“22 year with the Tigers, Peralta hasn’t played in the major leagues since. Over those two seasons, he combined for 132 innings of 2.93 ERA ball between the rotation and bullpen, despite a dismal 15.8% strikeout rate and an ugly 10.9% walk percentage. In 2023, Peralta made 24 starts with the Nationals’ Triple-A club; nevertheless, he struggled with a 6.31 ERA throughout that span.

At the beginning of his career, Peralta appeared to be a lock to be a regular in the Brewers lineup. In 411 innings from 2012 to 2014, he recorded a 3.83 ERA with good command and a plus ground ball rate. He maintained an ERA under 5.00 and had the appearance of a reliable back-of-the-rotation arm, despite the fact that his performance declined in each of the following two seasons. 647 1/3 innings of 4.18 ERA ball were generated during his 2012ā€“16 stint in Milwaukee.

Pirates release veteran right-hander

Since then, Peralta has moved around the league and has trouble establishing himself as a regular at the Major League Baseball level. Since 2017, he has mostly worked as a reliever. In 2018, he briefly filled in as the Royals’ closer, saving 14 games in Kansas City. Peralta hasn’t been able to duplicate his early MLB seasons’ level of success, though. He will return to the market in an attempt to find a fresh environment where he can succeed as a multi-inning reliever.

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