The Arizona Diamondbacks trade LF, David Peralta to the Tampa Bay Rays, receiving minor league catcher Christian Cerda in return. Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan
This season alone Christian Cerda has been hitting .315 with an OPS of .983 in 54 at bats. Compared to his career stats, .287 with an OPS of .785 on 187 at bats.
The Diamondbacks were looking to move Peralta with the Yankees to give some younger out fielders a chance to get some playing time, as well as off his contract. Once that deal did not go through, the Rays stepped in to get the outfielder, after Kiermaier’s season ending injury.
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