Description: Rays reliever Joel Peralta has been suspended for eight games after he was ejected Tuesday for pine tar on his glove, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Peralta (3.72 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 36 strikeouts, 16 holds) will appeal the suspension. The middle reliever doesn't have much fantasy value, but he may be owned in deeper leagues that use holds as a statistic or have an innings cap for the season, so be aware that he'll be out for at least a week depending on the appeal.
4/2/2009 9:41:00 PM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports that the Royals have released Peralta.
Insight: Peralta struggled this spring and became an odd-man out in a crowded Royals bullpen. (SportsBuff.com)