Peralta’s salary was not released (see below). So let’s just assume that Peralta is going to make $500 magillion kabillion in 2012 and the Rays will suddenly have the biggest payroll in the history of payrolls. Suck on that Yankees!
Actually, Peralta was projected to earn $2 million through arbitration, so his actual salary might be closer to that figure.
[Ed. note] Peralta was already on the Rays roster for 2012. Today’s announcement only means that Peralta’s salary won’t be determined by an arbitrator. Of course, we still don’t know what that salary is. So today’s announcement was pretty meaningless.
[Update] Shortly after this post went up, Marc Topkin announced that Peralta will make $2.175 million in 2012, with no incentives. So there you go. [@SPTimesRays]