With 2.58 ERA, Tigers Veteran Pitcher Becomes Free Agent

The Detroit Tigers are pushing up the youth movement. As a result, 33-year-old Wily Peralta was designated for assignment late last week, and he's now officially a free agent. 

Peralta has cleared waivers and has been granted his release. He's pitched 10 years in the big leagues, his last two with the Tigers. And while he's actually pitched quite well in Detroit, with an ERA of 2.58 this season after a 3.07 mark last year, the Tigers are far out of contention again this season, and are ready for the next generation of pitchers to give it a shot in The Show.

With his 2.93 ERA over the past two seasons, Peralta will undoubtedly be receiving some calls from contenders looking for some pitching help. 

As manager AJ Hinch says, “We’re giving Wily Peralta a chance to pitch somewhere else while we look at some guys who are more likely to be here."

Peralta missed about a month with a hamstring strain in July, but is healthy now. He'll have a new job before long.

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