White Sox Reacquire Peralta from Mariners, Send Him to Triple-A

Lefty to Join Charlotte After Tough Go with Tacoma

by Abdullah Magsi
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White Sox Reacquire Peralta from Mariners, Send Him to Triple-A
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The Chicago White Sox have claimed left-handed pitcher Sammy Peralta off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. The club made that announcement on Sunday and said Peralta will be assigned to Triple-A Charlotte. That will bring Peralta back to where things started, as he was initially drafted by the White Sox in the 18th round in 2019.

Peralta was promoted to the White Sox on May 27th, but after a short stay, he was sent back down to the minor league. The Mariners claimed him off waivers last week and assigned him to Triple-A Tacoma. Unfortunately, Peralta made just one good relief appearance during his seven-game stint with the Rainiers and wound up posting a 9.24 ERA and a 1.895 WHIP over 12 appearances.

He racked up 12 strikeouts and allowed eight walks in the performances, which turned out to be one that was less than satisfactory as he was then designated for assignment on Thursday by Seattle. Though his career has been very much at a standstill for quite some time, Peralta's potential is something of interest to the White Sox.

They bring him back into the organization in the hope that, with a return, they can get the pitcher back on track, back to the form, or some version of it, that originally earned him the promotion to The Show. Peralta adds to Chicago's growing list of arms in Charlotte, and with his addition, he gives the club a little more depth on the mound.

Strategic Roster Management

The choice of taking Peralta by the White Sox and further assigning him to Charlotte is also a move to ensure that their roster was full of 40 men; it is more of a reflection of the commitment the team must retaining a good pool of potential talent on the waiting list for a call-up with the passage of the season.

The move is all part of the larger strategy, and it shall further enhance the depth and resilience, most specifically within the pitching department, which is crucial in this campaign for the season. As the White Sox keep churning along in their campaign, all eyes will be down there with Peralta in Triple-A.

All he can do is wait to see if he's left this latest adversity far, far behind, and be able to continue toward being a part of this major league team for the organization and its fans. His epitomizes a professional baseball career: volatility and unpredictability.

In this field, persistence and resilience are as important as raw talent. In conclusion, the events surrounding Sammy Peralta rejoining the White Sox organization brought yet another fresh start for the player himself. The White Sox expect to bounce back with him and be a significant part of their staff.

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