Chicago Cubs designate for assignment pitcher Joel Peralta

@Deepizzaguy (12974)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
July 6, 2016 6:35pm CST
Steve Adams reports the news on Wednesday the Chicago Cubs have designated for assignment former Seattle Mariners right handed relief pitcher Joel Peralta. The Cubs have called up from their AAA minor league team the Iowa Cubs right handed pitcher Adam Warren to replace the 40 year old Peralta on the Cubs 25 man roster. Peralta began the 2016 baseball season with the Seattle Mariners before he was released on June 6, 2016. Four days later the Chicago Cub signed Peralta to a minor league contract. Peralta joined the Chicago Cubs on June 27, 2016 to work as one of their relief pitchers. Peralta pitching four innings for the Cubs giving up four earned runs which led to his designation for assignment by the team on Wednesday. Peralta will either retire or hope that another team in the Major Leagues decides to give him another chance to pitch before the end of the 2016 baseball season even it is a minor league contract.
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@FourWalls (13687)
• United States
6 Jul 16
Joe Maddon's motto is "try not to suck." After losing two of three games to the lowly Cincinnati Reds, who probably couldn't beat the NCAA champions Coastal Carolina, they need to try harder not to suck. Or maybe the All-Star break is coming along just at the right time for them.
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@Deepizzaguy (12974)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Jul 16
I did not the motto of Joe Maddon was "try not to suck." I would love to see the Cubs win their first World Series since 1908 before I go home to my Maker.
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@FourWalls (13687)
• United States
7 Jul 16
@Deepizzaguy -- yeah, they have t-shirts that say, "Try not to suck." (including the period), along with Maddon's glasses. It's short and to the point, and thus far it's worked. I'm not too worried right now, but if they go into the break having lost nine out of ten, then I'll be very worried. I'm with you, Go Cubs Go!!
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@Deepizzaguy (12974)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Jul 16
@FourWalls The Cubs are in a minor slump now. I have heard of some the sayings of the late Vince Lombardi like "Winning is not everything it is the only thing." or the late Al Davis slogan "Once a Raider, always a Raider."
@JohnRoberts (56685)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Jul 16
Peralta is toast. Designated twice in a moth's time.
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@Deepizzaguy (12974)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Jul 16
It is time for Joel to leave the game at age 40.
@JohnRoberts (56685)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Jul 16
@Deepizzaguy And yet Big Papi is 40 and he needs to unretire!
@gudheart (12752)
7 Jul 16
I am not really into baseball :( So have no idea.
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