Peralta isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Giants. Peralta will get the night off with a lefty set to toe the rubber for the opposition. Pavin Smith moves to left field and Tim Locastro enters the lineup in right with Peralta riding the bench.
Peralta is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels. Barring a pinch-hit appearance off the bench, Peralta will put his four-game hitting streak on pause while he checks out of the starting nine. Pavin Smith will fill in for Peralta in left field.
Peralta went 2-for-4 with two doubles in Friday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Angels. Peralta is tied for the team lead with 14 doubles, but he couldn't deliver with men on base, as Arizona went 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position. He's been fighting it the last month, going 15-for-76 (.197) over the last 22 games. Arizona's primary cleanup batter has just two RBI during that stretch, including none over the last 10 games. Many Diamondback hitters are slumping, which led to the organization firing hitting coaches Darnell Coles and Eric Hinske this week.
Peralta isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics. Peralta had gone 2-for-13 with a walk and four strikeouts across the last four games, but he'll retreat to the bench with left-hander Sean Manaea starting for Oakland on Wednesday. Tim Locastro will take over in left field and bat eighth.
Peralta went 1-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Oakland. Peralta hit the skids over the last month, coinciding with the a team-wide slump. He's batting .198 (22-for-111) with a .574 OPS over 31 games since May 4. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic cites a rumor at FanSided that Arizona has already made Peralta available in trade. He has one year left on a deal, so potential suitors would like to be sure they are getting an above-average offensive producer and not the hitter Peralta's been since early May. That said, there are more than seven weeks before the trade deadline, giving Peralta plenty of time to boost his trade value.
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