Cardinals Place 3B Jhonny Peralta on Disabled List

By Matt Johnson on Thursday, April 20th 2017
Cardinals Place 3B Jhonny Peralta on Disabled List

Injuries are often the cause of many trips to the disabled list, but it's an illness in the case of Jhonny Peralta. On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals placed their third baseman on the 10-day disabled list with an upper respiratory illness.

While it might not be related to the slow start, a week and a half away from the stress of the lineup and grind could give Peralta time to recover and potentially get out of his slump to begin the season. In 25 at bats, Peralta collected just three singles and struck out nine times. While Peralta didn't post a high batting average last season, his current 33.3 percent strikeout percentage is a massive increase from his career 19.8 strikeout percentage.

While Peralta is out of action, Jedd Gyorko and Greg Garcia figure to see a majority of the time at the hot corner. Gyorko is the fantasy name to take a flier on given his potential power output, though it will come with strikeouts and a low batting average.

Matt Carpenter could get a look at sliding to his old position, but he'd need to make 10 appearances there to gain eligibility in standard fantasy leagues.

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