Suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta will work out with the Detroit Tigers before Wednesday’s game at the Chicago White Sox.
Peralta accepted a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Aug. 5 as part of its investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida-based anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Tigers general manager Dave Doambrowski made the announcement about Peralta before Tuesday’s game at U.S. Cellular Field after meeting with Tigers players.
Dombrowski said no decision has been made on whether to activate Peralta, a two-time All-Star. He is eligible to return on Sept. 27 for the Tigers’ final three regular-season games in Miami.
BALENTIEN ONE HR AWAY
Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Wladimir Balentien hit his 54th home run of the season, one from tying the Japanese baseball record.
Balentien has 22 regular-season games remaining to reach the mark of 55 set by Sadaharu Oh in 1964 and matched by ex-major leaguers Tuffy Rhodes in 2001 and Alex Cabrera in 2002.
Balentien hit a two-run homer on Tuesday in the first inning at Jingu Stadium, but his Yakult Swallows lost to the Hiroshima Carp 9-3.
Balentien played for the Mariners from 2007-09 and also played with the Cincinnati Reds.
The Athletics activated outfielder Josh Reddick, out with a sprained right wrist, from the 15-day disabled list. Also, Oakland got third baseman Josh Donaldson back in the lineup after he sat out the previous game with a sore right quadriceps. … The Angels activated infielder Howie Kendrick, out since Aug. 6 because of a hyperextended left knee, off the 15-day disabled list. Also, despite experiencing tightness in his forearm Monday, right-hander Jered Weaver remains on track to make his next start. … Braves right fielder Justin Upton left the game against the Marlins with a bruised right knee. His status is day to day. … The Marlins announced right-hander Jose Fernandez will make his final start of the season Wednesday against Atlanta. The top candidate for National League Rookie of the Year has pitched 1652/3 innings and is close to the limit of 170 set by the team. … Mets ace Matt Harvey says his ailing elbow is feeling better, and the right-hander said he is optimistic he can avoid reconstructive surgery that would likely sideline him for all of next season. Harvey will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday before deciding whether it will be necessary to undergo Tommy John rconstructive surgery. … The Yankees signed left-handed pitcher Mike Zagurski, who opted out of his minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics on Sept. 1, to fortify the bullpen. New York also transferred designated hitter Travis Hafner (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list, most likely ending his season. … The Padres promoted infielder Tommy Medica from Double-A San Antonio. … Phillies pitcher Tyler Cloyd took the mound Tuesday in place of Roy Halladay, who experienced flu-like symptoms prior to a game against the Padres. Halladay will instead start on Thursday.