From the Wire … Starling Peralta Returned to the Cubs

According to the transactions page on, the Cubs received RHP Starling Peralta back from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. Arizona selected the 22-year old pitcher in last December’s Rule 5 Draft.

Peralta struggled with the D-Backs this spring. In four Cactus League appearances, Peralta allowed seven runs on five hits with three walks and no strikeouts in just three innings of work (21.00 ERA and 2.67 WHIP).

Starling Peralta has very good stuff but has not pitched above A-ball. In 20 games, 17 starts, for the Peoria Chiefs last year, Peralta was 5-8 with a 3.44 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP (86 strikeouts and 42 walks in 99 1/3 innings).

Starling Peralta’s Page on Baseball-Reference

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  • Theboardrider

    Is this good news? And where is Brian’s ramblings?

    • Neil

      This is good news … Brian got the week off.

      • calicub

        wait you guys take says off on this site?

        • Neil

          Brian is the only one … it’s in his contract.

          • Tom U


          • Theboardrider

            He must have a hell of an agent ;)…

  • daverj

    This is good. Peralta has a nice arm.

    • Tony_Hall

      This is good. Not sure what the D-Backs were thinking, as he only pitched low A Ball last year.

      • calicub

        The snakes also took an invite from a tv gameshow winner.