Rays get David Peralta from D-back
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired former Gold Glove- and Silver Slugger-winning backhand David Peralta in a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Based on ESPN’s Jeff PassanDiamondbacks will catch Christian Cerda, the potential customer on the deal.
Peralta, 34, began her baseball career as a pitcher in St. Louis Cardinals, but he never left the minor leagues and was launched by the team in 2009. After a few years playing quarterback in independents, Peralta signed with the Diamondbacks in 2009. 2013. A year later, he made his major league debut in 2014.
In nine years with the Diamondbacks and 961 games in his career, Peralta had a .283/.340/.463 cross and a .988 Arizona outfield blocking percentage. In 2018, he won the Silver Slugger Award and he won the Golden Glove in 2019.
While Peralta is a mainstay on the Diamondbacks roster, he will become a free agent after the 2022 season. With Arizona sitting 45-54 and 22 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West, bringing a young player returning for veterans is a logical move.
Cerda, 19, is batting 0.315 across 20 games this season in the minors with two home runs and five steals. The Bronx native lived in the Dominican Republic when he signed with Rays was an international freelance agent at the age of 16.