Peralta added to Royals' pitching mix

KC signs veteran to 1-year deal with '19 club option

December 5th, 2017

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals on Tuesday signed right-handed swingman to a one-year deal with a club option for 2019, the club announced.
According to a source, the deal is guaranteed for $1.525 million. Peralta will get $1.5 million in 2018 with a $3 million club option in '19, and a $25,000 buyout. The deal also includes $1.25 million in incentive bonuses each season.
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If the Royals decline the club option in 2019, Peralta will still be under club control and eligible for salary arbitration, per the source.
Peralta, 28, had spent his entire career in the Brewers' organization, including parts of the last six seasons at the Major League level. He split 2017 between Milwaukee and Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 5-4 with a 7.85 ERA in 19 appearances, including eight starts, with the Brewers.
"We view him as a potential power arm to the bullpen," Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. "Certainly we will look at him as possible rotation depth as well."
Peralta made one start for the Dominican Republic in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, taking a no-decision in a 10-3 victory over Colombia on March 12. He allowed one run on two hits with a walk and six strikeouts over four innings.
Peralta was the Brewers' most valuable pitcher in 2014, gaining a career-high 17 wins, along with a 3.53 ERA and 22 quality starts.