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Jhonny Peralta

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Multiple exposure created in camera) Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics during Game Five of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 10, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Verlander Dominant, Tigers Advance To ALCS

For most of the season, Tiger fans worried about Justin Verlander.

97.1 The Ticket–10/10/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08:  Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers hits a three run home run in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jhonny Peralta Starting At Shortstop For Game 5 Of ALDS

Their playoff hopes on the line, the Detroit Tigers are taking a gamble.

CBS Detroit–10/10/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his seventh inning solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tigers Offense Finally Finds Groove, Helps Stave Off Elimination

Powerful as it is, the Detroit Tigers offense sometimes hits the skids. It might blow the doors off an opposing defense, or it might suffer through a prolonged scoreless streak.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2013

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 27:  Jhonny Peralta #27 and Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 27, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Just As Intended, Peralta Provides Pop In Offense, Looks Mediocre In The Field

Some fans still withhold forgiveness from Detroit Tigers shortstop-turned-left fielder Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball’s anti-drug policy.

CBS Detroit–10/07/2013

Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers runs back to the dugout in the eighth inning during the game aginst the Washington Nationals at Comerica Park on July 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Nationals 11-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jhonny Peralta Could See Some Time Back At Shortstop This Series

With flashy plays and overall solid defense, Jose Iglesias quickly made Detroit Tigers fans forget all about suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta, at least in the field.

CBS Detroit–10/07/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 20: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers singles to left field, scoring Ramon Santiago during the third inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 20, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Roster Choices Help Cover For Miguel Cabrera’s Injury

Miguel Cabrera has lifted the Detroit Tigers all season long, and going into the playoffs, the Tigers look focused on lifting Cabrera as he plays through injury.

CBS Detroit–10/04/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland #10 checks the line up during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland Talks Peralta, Oakland On 97.1 The Ticket

The Detroit Tigers playoff roster has yet to be officially finalized, but from manager Jim Leyland’s comments to 97.1 The Ticket, it sounds like shortstop-turned-left fielder Jhonny Peralta is a lock.

CBS Detroit–10/02/2013

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 27:  Jhonny Peralta #27 and Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 27, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Avila On Peralta’s Return: ‘Life’s Too Short To Hold Grudges’

Avila said he has no idea what reaction Peralta’s return to Comerica Park will elicit from fans, but he hopes it will be a favorable one.

CBS Detroit–10/01/2013

Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers makes a throw to first as Placido Polanco #30 of the Miami Marlins slides into second during a game at Marlins Park on September 27, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Peralta Returns In Tigers 3-2 Loss To Marlins

Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta played in his first game since completing a 50-game suspension, going 1 for 4 with an RBI in the Tigers’ 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–09/27/2013

Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers runs back to the dugout in the eighth inning during the game aginst the Washington Nationals at Comerica Park on July 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Nationals 11-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Official: Peralta To Left Field, Porcello To Bullpen

Leyland still has yet to reveal what his starting rotation will look like during the postseason or who will get the nod as the number one starter against a likely opponent in Oakland.

97.1 The Ticket–09/27/2013

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