Peraza went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Dodgers.
Peraza, who was recalled before to play in his first big league game since July 31, took over at shortstop for the banged up Zack Cozart (knee) Saturday night. It was the 22-year-old's 75th MLB game, and by far his best. It marked the first time in Peraza's career that he had more than two hits in a game, as well as the first time he's picked up more than two RBI in a contest. Unless Cozart hits the DL -- which isn't expected as of now -- Peraza isn't relevant outside of daily leagues looking for a cheap punt play.
Keyvius Sampson was optioned to clear room for Peraza, who will provide the
Peraza was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.
The Reds recalled Scott Schebler from Triple-A on Tuesday, which effectively snuffed out Peraza's role on the big league club for the time being. Peraza hit his first career major league home run during his brief stint with the Reds before being sent back down. He'll head back to Louisville, where he figures to see more regular at-bats and overall playing time.
The 22-year-old got a rare spot start in place of the resting Jay Bruce and delivered with a 413-foot shot to left in the second inning that plated Eugenio Suarez. It was Peraza's first start since July 24, and he's now managed to hit safely in his last three starting opportunities. The round-tripper was also the first of his career, and he's now slashing .250/.292/.250 over 84 at-bats this season.
Peraza is getting a rare start in left field Sunday after Jay Bruce was scratched to get a mental health day, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Peraza hasn't started a game since last Sunday, and has had just one at-bat, much to the consternation of those wishing the Reds would point more towards the future and find out what they have in Peraza. Reds manager Bryan Price has hinted that he would re-evaluate the playing time situation after the trade deadline and the dust has settled, so Peraza could be in line for more at-bats soon.
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