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07:09 AM ET 09.10 | Soon, they will make the call -- they'll have to. The Tigers have yet to make a decision on a possible return for suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta, team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said again Monday. Next week, however, could provide an initial sign. If they're going to get Peralta ready for a return, the prep work is going to come pretty soon. By the rules of Peralta's 50-game suspension, he's eligible to begin a rehab assignment in about a week. However, the Tigers have no Minor League affiliate still playing. Double-A Erie was eliminated from the Eastern League playoffs over the weekend, and neither Triple-A Toledo nor the Class A teams in Lakeland, Fla., and West Michigan made the postseason. That leaves the Florida instructional league as the highest-level destination where he could rehab.

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September 10, 2013  07:37 AM ET

They don't need him right now IMHO..... release him... if they can afford to....

September 10, 2013  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They don't need him right now IMHO..... release him... if they can afford to....

If they release him - it could be a wake up call even more.....

September 10, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Why add a distraction to your club with the playoff starting in three weeks.

September 10, 2013  09:07 AM ET

His future, if he has one, is not in Detroit.

September 10, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They don't need him right now IMHO..... release him... if they can afford to....

He's a free agent after this season. Releasing him would cost next to nothing. What - the last week of his salary? No biggie. Iglesias is a much better defender and he' playing good ball. The only reason to bring Peralta back is for bench strength.

September 10, 2013  06:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They don't need him right now IMHO..... release him... if they can afford to....

He was a major part of the offense before the suspension. It would be foolish to cast him off.

 
September 11, 2013  12:20 AM ET

Peralta coming back for post season would be questoionable. he hasn't faced ML pitching in almost 2 months. How effective will he be?

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