MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals have signed pitcher Wily Peralta to a one-year deal worth $1.525 million. He has a club option for the 2019 season worth $3 million with a $25,000 buyout.
Peralta, 28, has spent the past six seasons with the Brewers. Across 120 starts and 12 relief appearances, the right-hander owns a 4.48 career ERA with 511 strikeouts and 257 walks in 704 2/3 innings. His 2017 was disastrous, as he finished with a 7.85 ERA.
The rebuilding Royals seem to have a solid amount of pitching depth as it is, so Peralta will likely end up pitching the middle innings out of the bullpen.
Tigers GM Al Avila said on Tuesday, via MLB.com’s Jason Beck, that there’s been significant headway made in the quest to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler. He said, “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged. We just can’t agree.”
Kinsler, 35, is in the last year of his contract with the Tigers, earning $10 million for this coming season. In 2017, the veteran batted .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, and 90 runs scored in 613 plate appearances.
It’s not known yet which team (or teams) have gotten far in discussions with the Tigers, but the Angels have been suggested as a good fit given their need for a second baseman.