Peralta to join team for workouts Wednesday

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:26:39 AM EST
Updated On: Sep 11 2013 01:33:08 AM EDT

Detroit Tigers Shortstop Jhonny Peralta

DETROIT -

The Detroit Tigers say suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta will be rejoining the club for workouts starting on Wednesday.

The team issued the following statement Tuesday evening:

"In accordance with the protocols outlined by Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, Jhonny Peralta will join the club for workouts in Chicago beginning on Wednesday. There has been no decision made regarding Peralta’s return to the active roster. It is an organizational decision to allow Jhonny to workout with the club in order to see if it will be in the best interest of the team to have him return at the end of his suspension."

Peralta was suspended 50 games following the MLB's investigation of players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

"In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family," a written statement from Peralta read following his suspension. "I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension. I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost."

The Tigers continue a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night in the Windy City.

Read more: Peralta: 'I made a terrible mistake'

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