Peralta off the board: free agent infielder going to St. Louis


3:50pm: Jon Heyman says the Yankees were one of several teams that indicated a willingness to give Peralta a four-year deal in the $52M range. The free agent told clubs he simply preferred St. Louis.

1:06pm: According to Jim Bowden, the Cardinals have agreed to sign free agent infielder Jhonny Peralta to a four-year contract worth more than $52M. That’s pretty pricey. The Yankees were said to have some interest in Peralta as they look to improve the left side of the infield, but I’m not surprised he took the everyday shortstop job elsewhere rather than bounce between shortstop and third base for New York. Either way, he’s a non-option now.

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  • EndlessJose

    Just like Cano and Drew I’m hoping another team will be dumb enough to overpay these players so the Yankees don’t make the mistake like signing them.

    The Cardinals don’t want to give up any of there pitching prospects yet they didn’t use Shelby Miller in the WS(which cost them the series) and overpaid for a overrated PED-SS.

  • Bob Buttons

    Wouldn’t even pay 10 mil for him, never mind more than 13 mil a year for 4 years.

  • EndlessJose

    I guess the only good thing is the Yankees aren’t dumb enough to allow Jeter to play SS everyday like last year.

    I also think the Yankees think someone will give Cano a Prince Fielder like deal and A-Rod will be suspended.