Peraza will start at shortstop and bat second in the order during Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. Peraza entered the season as one of the Reds' most well-regarded prospects, but his so-so performance at Triple- A Louisville earlier this year coupled with productive seasons from the regular infielders at the big-league level have made playing time difficult to come by for the 22-year-old. He'll be making just his third start since the All-Star break, and will likely need the organization to trade away one of its veterans in order to pick up more consistent at-bats.
Peraza is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs. Peraza has made two consecutive starts in left field, going 2-for-9 with two RBI at the dish over that span. He'll take a seat Monday, however, giving way to regular left fielder Adam Duvall.
Peraza went 2-for-4 with a run scored and his fifth stolen base of the season in Sunday's win over the Padres. The 22-year-old is starting to get more comfortable in the majors, picking up at least one hit in seven straight starts while stealing all five of his bags since being called back up June 14. Peraza's OBP over that period is still only .281 however, so it's tough to say he represents an upgrade over Billy Hamilton in center field at this point in his career.
Peraza is starting in center field and batting seventh Sunday against the Padres. It was a bit of an upset that Peraza stuck with the team Friday when the Reds got Blake Wood back from the paternity list, but manager Bryan Price said that he'd work Peraza into the rotation. He hadn't started since Thursday, however.
Peraza remains with the Reds and manager Bryan Price said Peraza will stay up as long as he can find him regular at-bats, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The Reds optioned Kyle Waldrop on Friday in a corresponding move with Blake Wood returning from the paternity list, keeping Peraza. Peraza is not in the lineup Friday but Price said he thinks he can find the 22-year-old regular at-bats between the middle-infield and outfield positions. His speed has been on display in his short time with the big club, with Peraza racking up five steals in just 11 games.
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