Peralta dealt to the Tigers for Class A lefty
By Anthony Castrovince/MLB.com
UPDATED: Here’s the full story on the Peralta trade.
The Indians have dealt veteran third baseman Jhonny Peralta and cash to the Tigers for Class A left-hander Giovanni Soto.
Peralta joins an injury depleted Tigers team looking to get back into the thick of the AL Central race. The Tigers lost Brandon Inge to a broken bone in his hand.
Peralta is making $4.6 million this season. No word yet on how much of his remaining contract the Indians are picking up.
Peralta batted .246 with 23 doubles, seven homers and 43 RBIs for the Tribe this year. He is a career .264 hitter over eight seasons with the Tribe. He made the move from shortstop to third base last year.
Soto, 19, has spent this season with Class A West Michigan, going 6-6 with a 2.61 ERA in 16 starts. He has struck out 76 and walked 25 in 82 2/3 innings and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his 16 starts.
Soto is headed to Class A Lake County.
Luis Valbuena has been called up from Triple-A Columbus to take Peralta’s active roster spot.