Diamondbacks trade David Peralta to Rays

As the MLB trade deadline approaches on August 2nd, the Diamondbacks have traded outfielder David Peralta to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Christian Cerda.

Peralta has been a fan favorite since his major league debut in 2014.

“Thank you is the only thing I can say,” Peralta said on Bally Sports Arizona. “I’m gonna keep all the D-backs fans in my heart and I love you with all my heart…Go D-backs.”

The Freight Train earned a Silver Slugger Award in 2018 followed by a Gold Glove Award in 2019.

While Tampa Bay adds a reliable outfielder to the roster amidst injuries, Arizona continues to plan for the future.

Cerda’s slash line in the Florida Complex league sits at .327/.462/.538, giving D-backs fans a peak into his potential.

He’s still only 19 years old, so plenty of time to see what he’s capable of.