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“I think the majority of the club felt that he handled it as well as he possibly could. He made a mistake, he admitted he made a mistake, he apologized, he worked hard to get back,” general manager Dave Dombrowski said. “He paid his due, he paid his penalty, and who am I or who are we to really enforce more?”

Now Peralta is doing his best to make up for lost time.

“I try to be positive and try to help our team,” he said. “And try to win games every day.”