DETROIT (AP) - Jhonny Peralta is expected to leave for the instructional league this week so he can keep working toward rejoining the Detroit Tigers after completing his 50-game suspension.
Manager Jim Leyland says Peralta will leave Wednesday for the instructional league in Florida, where he'll play in the outfield.
Peralta was Detroit's starting shortstop, but the Tigers acquired Jose Iglesias from Boston just before Peralta was suspended following baseball's investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
General manager Dave Dombrowski already has said if Peralta returns, it won't be as the team's starting shortstop.
Leyland didn't want to speculate on whether Peralta would be part of the roster if the Tigers reach the postseason.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Angels vs. Dodgers Prediction Will the Dodgers beat the Angels and win their 11th straight game tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Rockies vs. Giants Prediction Are the Rockies a great bet to upset their NL West rivals the Giants at 10:08PM ET tonight?
Thumbnail White Sox vs. Yankees Pick Will the New York Yankees be able to go on the road and hand the Chicago White Sox another loss when the two meet up tonight at 8:10PM...
Thumbnail Cubs vs. Nationals Prediction Can the Cubs pull off the upset tonight against the Nationals at 7:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Indians Pick Will the Cleveland Indians get back on track tonight when they open a home series with the Texas Rangers at...

MLB Team Pages