Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Rays Complete 1-for-1 Swap


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The Diamondbacks traded outfielder David Peralta just ahead of the deadline

James Mackey, Reporter

With the Aug. 2 MLB Trade Deadline looming large, speculation is thick around numerous players on several teams.

According to MLB insider Jeff Passan, Diamondbacks fans will have one less trade to speculate, as earlier this afternoon, outfielder David Peralta was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for catcher Christian Cerda.

Peralta had been part of the Diamondbacks organization since signing with them in 2013, and debuting in 2014. Across seven and a half seasons with the club, Peralta accumulated 960 hits, in 3,397 at bats, knocking in 434 runs, with 110 homeruns.

Cerda adds even more options to the Diamondbacks lengthy catcher depth chart.

Cerda played for the Dominican Summer League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. While in the DSL, he has seen the plate 164 times, racking up 45 total bases, and 12 extra base hits.

Following his time in the DSL, Cerda played for the Low-A affiliate of the Rays in the Florida Complex League. In the FCL so far this season, across 20 games, and 54 At Bats, the 19 year-old catcher has tallied 17 hits, and 15 runs.

The Diamondbacks finish the remainder of their series vs the Atlanta Braves with a game this afternoon and another Sunday morning.

They’ll start a three-game set with the Guardians on Monday.