The Tampa Bay Rays acquired former Gold Glove- and Silver Slugger- successful left fielder David Peralta in a commerce with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. In keeping with ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Diamondbacks will get catching prospect Christian Cerda within the deal.

Peralta, 34, started his baseball profession as a pitcher within the St. Louis Cardinals, however he by no means received out of the minor leagues and was launched by the staff in 2009. After a number of years of enjoying outfielder in impartial baseball leagues, Peralta signed with the Diamondbacks in 2013. A yr later, he made his main league debut in 2014.

In 9 years with the Diamondbacks and 961 profession video games, Peralta had a .283/.340/.463 slash line and .988 fielding share in Arizona’s outfield. In 2018, he earned the Silver Slugger Award and he received a Gold Glove in 2019.

Whereas Peralta was a stalwart within the Diamondbacks lineup, he is attributable to turn out to be a free agent after the 2022 season. With Arizona sitting at 45-54 and 22 video games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers within the NL West, getting a younger participant again for the veteran was a logical transfer.

Cerda, 19, is batting .315 by means of 20 video games this season within the minors with two dwelling runs and 5 steals. The Bronx-native lived within the Dominican Republic when he signed with the Rays as a world free agent at age 16.

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