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Red Sox release Jhonny Peralta

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The Red Sox have released infielder Jhonny Peralta from his minor league contract, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. Peralta signed with the Red Sox last month after he was released by the Cardinals.

In 10 games with Triple-A Pawtucket, Peralta hit a disappointing .200/.195/.375. That’s on the heels of hitting .204/.259/.204 in 21 games with the Cardinals at the major league level earlier this year.

Peralta is 35 years old and doesn’t appear to have much left in the tank, but there’s still a chance he will get another shot with another team on a minor league deal. The Cardinals are responsible for the remainder of his $10 million salary this season.

Report: Brewers have made formal contract offer to Yu Darvish

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Yahoo Japan reported on Sunday (Monday there) that the Brewers have made a formal contract offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has confirmed Yahoo Japan’s report. The length of the offered contract and the value are not known at the moment.

Darvish recently said on his personal Twitter account that the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Twins, and “one more team” have been in the running for his services. The unnamed team was believed to be the Dodgers, but it may well be the Brewers.

The Brewers could certainly use Darvish’s arm. Chase Anderson and Zach Davies currently lead the starting rotation and the club added Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo this offseason.

Darvish, 31, posted a 3.86 ERA with a 209/58 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings between the Rangers and Dodgers in the regular season last year. He faltered in the playoffs, specifically in the World Series, where he gave up nine runs in 3 1/3 innings across two starts. Darvish was apparently tipping his pitches, however, which is a correctable issue.