Rays shelve Peralta due to virus

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/22 1:43 pm

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - An illness that Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta sustained during the All-Star break has landed the veteran reliever on the 15-day disabled list.

The Rays believe that Peralta, who did not pitch in the Rays' three-game series against Minnesota this past weekend while battling a fever and joint pain, acquired the Chikungunya virus from a mosquito bite when he returned to his native Dominican Republic for the All-Star break.

Peralta is expected to be healthy once eligible to return from the DL, with Tampa Bay backdating the stint to July 13.

The durable right-hander owns a 2-3 record with a 4.15 earned run average in 43 appearances this season. Peralta has pitched in at least 71 games in each of the previous three campaigns.

Pitcher Jeff Beliveau was recalled from Triple-A Durham to fill the roster spot. The left-hander had a pair of scoreless one-inning outings with the Rays back in April.

Share
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.