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Tampa Bay Rays acquire outfielder David Peralta from D-backs

Jul 26, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta (6) reacts after hitting an RBI triple against the San Francisco Giants in the eighth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired outfielder David Peralta from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league catching prospect Christian Cerda, multiple media outlets reported Saturday.

Peralta, 34, is in the final season of a three-year, $22 million extension and is set to be a free agent this winter. He is batting .248 with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs in 87 games this season.

Peralta is a career .283 hitter with 110 homers and 468 RBIs in 961 games over nine seasons, all with the Diamondbacks.

Cerda, 19, was batting .315 with two homers and 12 RBIs in 20 games with the FCL Rays, the club’s rookie ball affiliate.

–Field Level Media