Washington Nationals Sign 10-Year Veteran


After a successful stint with the Detroit Tigers over the past two seasons, 10-year veteran right-handed pitcher Wily Peralta has agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals on a minor league contract.

Peralta will get an invite to spring training, and a chance to make the Nationals opening day roster. 

The 33-year-old compiled a 2.93 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and a somewhat questionable 90:62 K/BB ratio in a combined 132 innings (including 19 starts) over the last two seasons for the Tigers.

The underlying metrics say that Peralta won't be able to sustain that kind of success going forward, but the veteran wasn't going to question the best two-year run of success (in terms of ERA) he's ever had in the majors. 

He'll need to bring the walks under control, as he issued an unsustainable 5.6 free passes per nine innings last season in Detroit.

In his 10 seasons, Peralta has a 4.29 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP. 

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