Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Peralta might not pitch in WBC
Posted Feb 12, 2013 by Roger Mooney
Updated Feb 12, 2013 at 12:31 PM
PORT CHARLOTTE Rays reliever Joel Peralta, who is on the Dominican roster for the World Baseball Classic, may not pitch. Peralta did pitch in the Dominican winter league and the Rays are concerned about the innings he will pitch this spring.
“I got to do what’s ever best for the team and me,” he said.
Peralta also noted that this would be his last chance to pitch for his native county in the WBC, so he’s weighing that option. He and Rays executive vice president of baseball Andrew Friedman will discuss the subject before Peralta makes his decision.