Oswald Peraza eyes comeback with rehab assignment in Tampa

Oswald Peraza of the New York Yankees
Amanda Paula
Tuesday May 7, 2024

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Oswald Peraza, a player developed in the Yankees‘ farm system, is poised to make his return to the diamond. After grappling with a setback, Peraza is slated to embark on a rehabilitation stint with the Single-A Tampa Tarpons, marking his inaugural on-field appearance since spring training.

Hurdles on the diamond: Peraza’s road to recovery and reinvention

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His hiatus traces back to March, when a diagnosis of a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder sidelined him from throwing for an estimated 6-8 weeks. Consequently, the 23-year-old found himself relegated to the injured list at the onset of the season.

This injury proved a significant impediment to Oswald Peraza’s trajectory, hindering his opportunity to solidify a consistent presence in the major leagues. His path has been further complicated by the Yankees’ infield depth, boasting stalwarts like Gleyber Torres, DJ LeMahieu, and rising star Anthony Volpe, alongside the addition of Jon Berti. With LeMahieu also contending with injury, Peraza could have seized a prime opportunity as the starting third baseman if not for his own physical setback.

Although touted as a prospect with potential trade value, Oswald Peraza has mainly served as a bench asset during his sporadic appearances in the majors. His 2022 stint showcased flashes of his capabilities, batting an impressive .306 across 18 games and earning a spot on the postseason roster. However, 2023 saw him competing for the starting shortstop role, a battle ultimately won by Anthony Volpe, relegating Peraza to a blend of minor and major league play. Despite his efforts, his MLB performance yielded a modest .191 batting average alongside two home runs and 14 RBIs.

As he inches closer to completing his rehabilitation, Oswald Peraza faces the prospect of resuming his role as either a bench contributor at the major league level or securing regular playing time with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. With Oswaldo Cabrera holding firm at third base and Berti’s return adding depth to the utility role, Peraza’s upcoming stint will likely determine his immediate future within the organization.

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  1. Peraza – just another former top prospect that wasn’t given a shot he earned & there was room for him nor was he traded👎👎

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