They need his power in the bottom half of the lineup. They need his bat.

So the Tigers are bringing Jhonny Peralta back for the final three games of the season and probably for the postseason as well.

But they’re bringing him back as a left-fielder not as a shortstop.

Creating roster room for Peralta by transferring infielder Danny Worth to the 60-day disabled list Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski announced Wednesday that Peralta will rejoin the team Friday on its final stop of the regular season in Miami.

“He’s been working out on a regular basis swinging the bat fine has done well when he’s played in left field and will be used as Jim (manager Jim Leyland) would like to use him” Dombrowski said.

Peralta will rejoin the Tigers on the heels of serving a 50-game suspension for his part in Major League Baseball’s investigation into performance-enhancing drugs.

After being suspended Peralta admitted his mistake but in the Tigers’ view “He has paid his penalty” Dombrowski said.

Weather permitting Peralta will try to get more work in left field Thursday in a Florida Instructional League game but as Dombrowski said about the weather problems that have plagued Florida this week “He’s not played as much as we’d ideally like because of the rain.

"There’s a pretty good confidence level by those who’ve seen him though that he’ll be able to play left.”