Jhonny Peralta agrees to $52 million contract

With ESPN's Jim Bowden confirming reports that free agent infielder Jhonny Peralta has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, reaction is starting to come from all points.
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Division Series - Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers - Game Four

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08: Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers waits to bat against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta waits to bat in the eighth inning during an interleague baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Tigers 3-2

Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta waits to bat in the eighth inning during an interleague baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Tigers 3-2. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Jhonny Peralta returns from 50-game suspension

Suspended Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta jokes with teammates in the dugout after working out with theteam before an MLB baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Peralta accepted a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Aug. 5 as part of its investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)  

Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 3: Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his solo home run against the Chicago White Sox in the second inning at Comerica Park on August 3, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals v Detroit Tigers

DETROIT, MI - JULY 31: Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers runs back to the dugout in the eighth inning during the game aginst the Washington Nationals at Comerica Park on July 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Nationals 11-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals v Detroit Tigers

DETROIT, MI - JULY 31: Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action from the dugout during the game aginst the Washington Nationals at Comerica Park on July 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Nationals 11-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Phillies v Detroit Tigers

DETROIT, MI - JULY 28: Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers hits a sixth inning grand slam home run in front of Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies at Comerica Park on July 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 25: Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers fields a ball hit by Alexei Ramirez of the Chicago White Sox in the 3rd inning at U.S. Cellular Field on July 25, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta attends ACES 2013 All Star Party in celebration with Grey Goose Vodka at Marquee, on Sunday, July 14, 2013 in New York. ACES, Inc. hosts this annual party to celebrate clients on 2013 MLB All Star Roster as well as legendary ACES clients and All Stars. (Photo by Jason Decrow/Invision for ACES, Inc/AP Images)