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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rays Injury Update: Joel Peralta placed on DL

By on 7/22/2014 06:00:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Rays enter the first game of an interleague series against the St. Louis Cardinals with a record of 47-53, last in the American League East. The Rays have played better of late, having won 16 of their last 21 games. Much of the improvement can be attributed to the pitching staff, which has a respectable ERA of 3.76. The Rays will be without one piece of their staff, Joel Peralta, who was placed on the disabled due to a virus.

I reported yesterday that Peralta was achy and had a fever, which kept him from being able to pitch the entire weekend. It was believed he caught a virus while home in the Domincan Republic over the All-Star break.

Marc Topkin, who covers the Rays for the Tampa Bay Times, tweeted the following update on Peralta.
Jeff Beliveau, who has pitched the majority of the season in the Minor Leagues, has pitched in two games for the Rays, allowing no runs or hits, with a strikeout in two innings. He has a career record of 1-0 with a 3.98 ERA in 25 games. 

Peralta, in his 10th Major League season, is 2-3 with 13 holds and a 4.15 ERA in 43 games this season.  The veteran has pitched for the Angels, Royals, Nationals and Rays and has a career record of 15-32 with 150 holds and an ERA of 3.89.

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