Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:19:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta (illness) was officially placed on the disabled list Tuesday, July 22. The disabled list stint is retroactive to Sunday, July 13. RP Jeff Beliveau was recalled from Triple-A Durham to replace Peralta on the roster.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:43:16 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta (illness) is expected to be placed on the disabled list. RP Jeff Beliveau is the likely replacement as a call-up from Triple-A Durham.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:55:00 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta (illness) believes he is dealing with the chikungunya virus, which is transferred by mosquitoes in Caribbean countries. Peralta said he believes he contracted the virus when he visited the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break. Peralta could be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of the injury.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:29:00 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta (illness) was unavailable Sunday, July 20, due to an illness.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:28:26 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee struck out two in a perfect inning for his second save in the first game of a doubleheader Friday, June 27.
Fantasy Tip: Joel Peralta hasn't pitched in four days, and Juan Oviedo has had two days off. McGee started the inning facing a lefty, but this could mean he has traction in the closer committee.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:08:40 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta recorded his first save of the season Sunday, June 22.
Fantasy Tip: It's anyone's guess as to who will receive the next opportunity, but Peralta has as good of stuff as anyone in their pen.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:01:03 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Rays don't have a set closer, according to manager Joe Maddon. He will reach to game situations, meaning anyone, including deposed closer Grant Balfour, could be called upon.
Fantasy Tip: Balfour is expected to regain the job if he does well in the coming weeks. He should be retained in most leagues. For now, it's an annoying cluster likely led by Joel Peralta and Jake McGee.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:59:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon changed his tune Monday, June 9, and said the team will now go with a closer-by-committee. RP Grant Balfour and the rest of the relievers will be involved.
Fantasy Tip: Joel Peralta and Jake McGee are the main candidates to receive opportunities to close out games now, but Brad Boxberger, Cesar Ramos and Juan Oviedo might see a chance or two, as well. Peralta should be your first target if you're still searching for saves, then McGee.
Fri, 23 May 2014 06:21:53 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays CL Grant Balfour blew his second save of the season Thursday, May 22.
Fantasy Tip: Start picking up Joel Peralta on waivers in deep mixed, AL-only leagues or if you own Balfour. Balfour is simply not getting it done and has walked nine batters and allowed seven hits in eight innings this month.
Fri, 02 May 2014 14:59:03 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RPs Grant Balfour and Jake McGee will both be unavailable to pitch Friday, May 2. RPs Juan Oviedo or Joel Peralta will be used in a save situation.