Jhonny Peralta will return to the Tigers on Friday.
That's the word from Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski.
But how? Where? Doing what?
That's always been the question since it was revealed that the Tigers were exploring Peralta's return from his 50-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis Clinic performance-enhancing drugs scandal.
Dombrowski says Peralta will be used as Leyland wishes.
Dombrowski adds that he is confident that Peralta can play left field.
That's the position that's most been the most up in the air for the Tigers going back some two to three seasons.
Peralta played left field in an instructional league game on Monday in Lakeland, and scouts have reported that reports have been positive about his play there.
The decision is not surprising, considering the Tigers struggles as of late at the plate. Peralta was one of the MLB's top hitters before his suspension.
But what the playoffs? Will Peralta be one of the limited number of players chosen by Leyland and the team to be active and available to play in the postseason?
"I am not making any proclamations about post-season because we haven't even talked about it," Dombrowski said.