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MLB: Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta Says He 'Made A Terrible Mistake'
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MLB: Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta Says He 'Made A Terrible Mistake'

Aug 6 2013, 7:31am CDT | by

Suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball due to his alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta says he "made a terrible mistake."

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta said he "made a terrible mistake" in light of his 50-game suspension meted out by MLB. According to the Detroit Free Press' John Lowe,  the 12 suspensions...

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MLB: Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta Says He 'Made A Terrible Mistake'

Aug 6 2013, 7:31am CDT | by

Suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball due to his alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta says he "made a terrible mistake."

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta said he "made a terrible mistake" in light of his 50-game suspension meted out by MLB.

According to the Detroit Free Press' John Lowe,  the 12 suspensions given out by the league due to the Biogenesis scandal on Monday seem to be convincing because none of the disciplined players appealed. It's just unfortunate Peralta was one of the casualties. He said it's a mistake that he regrets.

"In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret.I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers' organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment, and I accept my suspension. 

"I love the fans, my teammates and this organization, and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost." 

Jose Iglesias will fill in for the more offensive-oriented Peralta at shortstop. With this, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said,"It will change the look of the ballclub a little bit."

Dombrowski also added Peralta was a player who made solid contributions in Detroit. He was also a good person. However, breaking the rules cannot be tolerated, per the Detroit News. 

"Here is someone who has done a lot of good things for our organization, is a really good person, has conducted himself well and has been a key performer for our club.

"But he broke the rules and has to pay a price for it. We support that totally. Our organization will move on from there."

My Fox Detroit quoted starting pitcher Justin Verlander who said "Peralta is my brother." However, another Tigers pitcher, Max Scherzer, wasn't as sympathetic. 

"You know how I feel about cheaters, and as for Jhonny, I'm very disappointed. I'm certainly disappointed."

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez bore the brunt of MLB's ire after he was given a 211-game suspension, but said he will appeal the verdict. Other notable major leaguers who were given 50-game suspensions include Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz and San Diego Padres shortstop Evreth Cabrera.

MLB's official website points out Peralta's suspension will officially end with three games remaining in the 2013 regular season. This will come at a time when the Tigers will square off against the Miami Marlins from September 27-29. If he does return, he may eventually become eligible for the postseason.  

However, the issue of whether Peralta will ultimately suit up in a Tigers uniform ever again is up to the team's front office to decide.

Prior to his suspension, he appeared in 104 games with a .305 average along with 11 home runs and 54 RBIs, per ESPN stats.  

 
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Lynn, Peralta pace Cardinals to sweep of Reds

Aug 20 2014 10:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Facing Johnny Cueto definitely brought out the best in the Cardinals’ Lance Lynn. "It didn’t hurt my feelings one bit beating him," the right-hander said after working seven scoreless innings against the 15-game winner in St. Louis’ 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night. "You see all the leader boards and you see his name up at the top. I outpitched him tonight, so yeah." Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time and Jhonny P ...
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Lynn, Peralta pace Cardinals to sweep of Reds

Aug 20 2014 10:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Facing Johnny Cueto definitely brought out the best in the Cardinals’ Lance Lynn. "It didn’t hurt my feelings one bit beating him," the right-hander said after working seven scoreless innings against the 15-game winner in St. Louis’ 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night. "You see all the leader boards and you see his name up at the top. I outpitched him tonight, so yeah." Lynn beat Cin ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 day ago

Lynn, Peralta pace Cardinals to sweep of Reds

Aug 20 2014 10:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Facing Johnny Cueto definitely brought out the best in the Cardinals’ Lance Lynn. "It didn’t hurt my feelings one bit beating him," the right-hander said after working seven scoreless innings against the 15-game winner in St. Louis’ 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night. "You see all the leader boards and you see his name up at the top. I outpitched him tonight, so yeah." Lynn beat Cincinnati for the thir ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 day ago

Lynn, Peralta pace Cardinals to sweep of Reds

Aug 20 2014 10:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Facing Johnny Cueto definitely brought out the best in the Cardinals’ Lance Lynn. "It didn’t hurt my feelings one bit beating him," the right-hander said after working seven scoreless innings against the 15-game winner in St. Louis’ 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night. "You see all the leader boards and you see his name up at the top. I outpitched him tonight, so yeah." Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time an ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 day ago

Lynn, Peralta pace Cardinals to sweep of Reds

Aug 20 2014 10:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Facing Johnny Cueto definitely brought out the best in the Cardinals’ Lance Lynn. "It didn’t hurt my feelings one bit beating him," the right-hander said after working seven scoreless innings against the 15-game winner in St. Louis’ 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night. "You see all the leader boards and you see his name up at the top. I outpitched him tonight, so yeah." Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third stra ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 day ago

Lynn, Peralta pace Cardinals to sweep of Reds

Aug 20 2014 10:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Facing Johnny Cueto definitely brought out the best in the Cardinals’ Lance Lynn. "It didn’t hurt my feelings one bit beating him," the right-hander said after working seven scoreless innings against the 15-game winner in St. Louis’ 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night. "You see all the leader boards and you see his name up at the top. I outpitched him tonight, so yeah." Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time and Jhonny ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Peralta leads Cardinals past Reds in 10th

Aug 18 2014 11:08pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - MLB

Jhonny Peralta's 10th-inning single, his third hit of the game, drove in the winning run to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati ...
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3 days ago

Peralts single in 10th lifts Cards past Reds

Aug 18 2014 10:54pm CDT | Source: CBSSports.com

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jhonny Peralta's 10th-inning single, his third hit of the game, drove in the winning run to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday ...
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Cards keep Reds reeling with walk-off win

Aug 18 2014 10:46pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Jhonny Peralta's third hit Monday night was a walk-off single in the 10th inning that not only gave the Cardinals a 6-5 win over the Reds, it took struggling closer Trevor Rosenthal off the hook after he blew his fifth save of ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 
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Jay’s pinch-hit double lifts Cards past Padres

Aug 14 2014 10:27pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Pinch-hitter Jon Jay wasn’t choosy when he came up to bat for the Cardinals in the eighth inning. Jay delivered a two-run double on the first pitch and right fielder Shane Robinson threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth to help St. Louis hold off the San Diego Padres 4-3 Thursday night. "I was trying to be aggressive," Jay said. "I wanted something over the plate I could handle. I was able to do that. ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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