There were questions whether the Tigers would even make a move after their recent struggles and there being just way too many holes to fill to make them competitive, but they went out and 'revamped' their infield anyway with the addition of Indians third baseman Jhonny Peralta:
Tigers acquire Jhonny Peralta from Indians for minor league pitcher Giovanni Soto. #mlb
Soto was a 19-year-old left-handed pitching prospect drafted by the Phillies in the 46th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft. He had a 2.61 ERA in 82+ innings at Western Michigan Single-A this season.
The Tigers also had to designate for assignment the contract of Wilkin Ramirez to make room for Peralta on the 40-man roster.
Peralta will give the Tigers a major league infielder, giving Leyland one less Mud Hen he has to plug into the lineup on a nightly basis, but it's hardly an impact move. Peralta is only two years removed from hitting .273 and 23 HR as a shortstop, but he has struggled mightily the past two seasons as predominantly a third baseman. In fact, Peralta has played a major hand in a couple Tigers' wins over the past couple seasons due to errors.
There's no word as to what position Peralta will play for the Tigers, but 3B seems to be the pre-conceived guess. No matter what, this deal leaves a lot to be desired from the forefront.