Jhonny Antonio Peralta is a Dominican former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball. The Cleveland Indians signed him as an amateur free agent in his native Dominican Republic in 1999, and he made his major league debut for the Indians on June 12, 2003. He subsequently played for the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. A solid hitter with power, Peralta has rated average defensively. He throws and bats right-handed, stands 6 feet 2 inches, and weighs 225 pounds. Peralta was the 2004 Indians Minor League Player of the Year as well as the International League Most Valuable Player for one of Cleveland's minor league affiliates, the Buffalo Bisons, after batting.326 with 44 doubles, 15 home runs and 86 runs batted in. Buffalo was also the International League champion that same season. Each year from 2005 through 2015, Peralta reached at least 100 hits, and double figures in both home runs and doubles.
MLB infielder who was named to his first ever All-Star game with the Detroit Tigers in 2011; signed a $53 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013.
He began playing Class A amateur baseball after being signed by the Cleveland Indians in 1999.
He played for the Cleveland Indians from 2003 to 2010 before a mid-season trade to the Tigers.
He had three daughters with his wife Molly Peralta.
He was able to play in the 2011 MLB All-Star game because Derek Jeter was sidelined by injury.
Columbus RedStixx players. International League MVP award winners. Major League Baseball players suspended for drug offenses. Palm Beach Cardinals players. Kinston Indians players. Peoria Chiefs players. Akron Aeros players. Springfield Cardinals players. Águilas Cibaeñas players. Memphis Redbirds players