Peralta, 31, a thirteen year MLB veteran, spent the last 3 1/2 seasons with the Detroit Tigers. He made 409 official plate appearances in 2013, and completed a .300 season, (.303) for the first time in his career. He is otherwise a .268 career hitter. Peralta hit 30 doubles, 11 home runs, slugged .457, and posted a .358 OBP – his best mark since 2005 with Cleveland.
Defensively, he posted a .991 fielding average, with four errors in 438 chances at short.
This last season, he served a 50-game suspension related to Biogenesis.
Adam Rubin also reiterated the Mets’ desire to seek a shortstop from outside the organization.
I wouldn’t want the Mets going beyond two or three years to secure Peralta. He made $6 million dollars last season. I wouldn’t be inclined to give him much more, if at all.
He would no doubt add a measure of offense to the lineup, but he only strikes me as a stop gap solution. Perhaps that is the plan. If so, I hope he comes priced like one.