Rays talking with Peralta, no deal yet
The Rays have been talking with free-agent RHP Joel Peralta about a new contract, but Twitter reports out of the Dominican Republic of a two-year, $6-million deal with a $2.5-million option for 2015 are premature.
Peralta, who turns 37 in March, has been the Rays primary set up man the past two seasons, working 71 games in 2011 and 76 in 2012. Last season he was 2-6 with two saves and a 3.63 ERA. He also was suspended eight games when umpires found excessive pine tar in his glove during a June game in Washington.
Peralta said at the end of the season he wanted very much to return to the Rays.