Jhonny Peralta, Cards close to deal

Updated: November 23, 2013, 8:34 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Free agent Jhonny Peralta is closing in on a multiyear deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, two sources told ESPN.com.

Peralta, 31, is a two-time All-Star and .268 career hitter with 156 home runs in 11 seasons with Cleveland and Detroit. He missed 50 games late last season in conjunction with his involvement in Major League Baseball's Biogenesis scandal.

Peralta's signing will be the second significant move this week for Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, who acquired ...

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