Tim Polzer
Friday September 27th, 2013

The Tigers plan to play a reinstated Jhonny Peralta in left field. (Leon Halip/Getty Images) The Tigers plan to play a reinstated Jhonny Peralta in left field. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Tigers will reinstate Jhonny Peralta on Friday following the end of his 50-game suspension, and still plan to play him in left field Friday in Miami, according to Mlive.

The Tigers haven't changed their plans despite Jose Iglesias' recent injury. A bruised hand has kept the rookie out of the starting lineup for the past six games, though he has been used as a defensive replacement.

Peralta has been playing the outfield and taking at-bats with the Tigers' Instructional League team in Florida. He has yet to be tested with a fly ball in left field and did not make a putout in 10 combined innings this week. Peralta played the final two innings at shortstop Thursday, but it was believed to be as a precaution.

"I don't know for sure what they want me to do when I get there, but I know they want to see me in left field in Miami," he told the Free Press. "Maybe I'll get a fly ball in Miami."

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The Tigers have not revealed if Peralta will be in the starting lineup in any of their final three games against the Marlins. The Marlins are starting three right-handed pitchers and Andy Dirks usually starts in left field against righties. The Tigers likely want to get a look at Peralta in the outfield before deciding whether to add him to their postseason roster. Peralta accepted Major League Baseball's 50-game ban for using performance-enhancing drugs without an appeal and is scheduled to be a free agent this winter.

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