Peralta (back) will move his rehab assignment to Double-A Mobile beginning Sunday, MLB.com reports.
Peralta had previously appeared in two games for the Diamondbacks' rookie-level club during his assignment, going 2-for-5 in those contests. The Diamondbacks haven't etched out an official timetable for the outfielder, who is recovering from a lower-back sprain, but the fact that he's moving up to a higher level of competition can be taken as an encouraging sign.
Peralta (back) went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in his second game with rookie-level Arizona on Thursday.
He has been rehabbing a back injury that forced him to the DL nearly a month ago, and while an exact timetable remains unclear, Peralta appears to have a chance to return by the end of the next week. The 28-year-old's numbers were down across the board before he made his second trip to the DL, as his strikeout and walk rates are both trending in the wrong direction and the power hasn't been there to make up for it.
Peralta was placed on the 15-day DL on June 20 after dealing with a lower back sprain. He is still on schedule to return just after the All-Star Break, and provided an encouraging sign Friday by taking 30 swings off of a tee. Peralta's plan in the coming days is to hit off the tee again and add flips Saturday and wants to be able to take batting practice Monday.
Peralta was officially placed on the 15-day DL on Monday. Although the initial diagnosis has not deemed it to be too serious, the MRI will show the severity of his injured back. Peralta, who's hitting .259 in 147 at-bats on the season, has only played in eight games since returning from a wrist injury June 6.
Peralta (back) was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday.
Peralta has been dealing with tightness in his back and was officially diagnosed late last week with a lower back sprain. As a result, he'll hit the DL, with the stint backdated to June 15, making him eligible to return as early as June 30. The move coincides with the Diamondbacks reinstating Shelby Miller from the DL, as well as recalling Socrates Brito from Triple-A.
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