Peralta went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's game against the Rockies. Peralta is hitting just .185 with nine strikeouts over 27 at-bats in the Cactus League. It's unlike him to start so slowly as Peralta is a career .303 hitter in spring training. The 31-year-old, who mashed 30 home runs last season -- a career high by far -- is ticketed to be the primary left fielder, though he could lose starts to the recently acquired Adam Jones. Peralta's had trouble hitting lefties during his career, so having the right-handed-batting Jones start in left against southpaws is conceivable.
Peralta signed a one-year, $7 million deal contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. Peralta more than doubled his home-run total between the 2017 and 2018 campaigns, slugging 30 homers (14 in 2017) and driving in a career-best 87 RBI while still hitting .293 over 146 ballgames. Peralta is in line to once again begin the year as the starting left fielder, barring injury.
Peralta is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres. Peralta will take a seat on the bench after starting the team's last eight games. Unless he's used later today, he'll finish the season with a .293 batting average and career highs in home runs (30) and RBI (87). Patrick Kivlehan will replace him in left field for the afternoon.
Peralta went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two strikeouts in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers. Peralta added a late insurance run, tallying the final run of the ballgame with a solo homer in the seventh inning to make it 7-2. It's been a breakout campaign for the 31-year-old, as he's already long surpassed his career highs in home runs (30) and RBI (87) to go along with a solid .296/.355/.524 slash line.
Peralta is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers. Peralta, who went 2-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, will take a seat for the series opener as manager Torey Lovullo rests some of his starters with the Diamondbacks out of playoff contention. Socrates Brito gets the start in left field in this one, hitting seventh.
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