Detroit Tigers should take a flier on Wily Peralta
Detroit Tigers fans could see the team make some veteran additions this offseason. If the team adds in the rotation, Wily Peralta is worth a look.
Detroit Tigers starting pitchers saw plenty of action in 2017, with 11 different hurlers taking the mound as a starter.
The group included the since-traded Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and a number of pitchers who may be better suited in the bullpen.
Sanchez, who per Spotrac has a $16 million option on his contract for next season, can be bought out for $5 million this offseason.
If the Tigers buy him out and move struggling starters like Drew VerHagen and Buck Farmer to the bullpen, the team will need rotation reinforcements.
After all, that would leave Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris, Matthew Boyd and Jordan Zimmermann as the only established rotation options.
Considering teams often need more than five starters in a season, it would behoove Detroit to add another option for the rotation.
One potential fit could be Wily Peralta.
According to a tweet from the Milwaukee Brewers’ official player development Twitter account, Peralta and four other players hit the free agent market.
MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy also tweeted about Peralta’s time with the Brewers wrapping up while quoting the tweet from Milwaukee’s official player development Twitter account.
Peralta is a right-handed starter and veteran of 132 games (120 starts) spread across 704.2 Major League innings.