Jhonny Peralta was suspended for 50 games last season because of his involvement with the Biogenesis scandal, but according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports that hasn’t stopped the St. Louis Cardinals from handing him a lucrative contract.
Jhonny Peralta and the Cardinals are close on a four-year deal worth a little more than $52 million, source says. @FOXSports1
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 24, 2013
The Cardinals are in desperate need of an upgrade at the shortstop position and although Peralta missed a lot of games last season due to the suspension, he still had a productive year for the Detroit Tigers.