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Cubs' David Peralta: Inks MiLB deal with Cubs
Peralta (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with Chicago on Monday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Peralta underwent flexor tendon surgery on his left arm at the end of October, and while the status of his recovery is currently unknown, he'll bring a veteran presence to his new club for the start of spring camp. If he's a full go, look for the 36-year-old to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster as a lefty bench bat.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Undergoes flexor tendon surgery
Peralta underwent flexor tendon surgery on his left arm Tuesday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Peralta broke news of the surgery when he posted pictures of himself post-op, and now we know what kind of procedure he had done. The outfielder is expected to be ready to hit and throw again by March, but his readiness for Opening Day would seem to be very much in question. Harris notes that Peralta played through the injury since around the All-Star break, which could help explain a .578 OPS and zero home runs in the second half. Peralta, 36, will be a free agent this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Undergoes surgery
Peralta underwent surgery on his left elbow Tuesday, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports.
The Dodgers have yet to provide details regarding Peralta's operation, so there's no telling whether or not he'll be ready for Opening Day in 2024. The 36-year-old outfielder slashed .259/.294/.381 with 55 RBI across 422 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Takes seat again Tuesday
Peralta is out of the lineup for the opening game of Tuesday's doubleheader at Colorado.
Enrique Hernandez, James Outman and Jason Heyward will start across the outfield versus the Rockies and right-hander Chase Anderson. Peralta has slashed just .146/.180/.229 over his last 50 plate appearances dating back to Aug. 30 and may be losing his hold on the Dodgers' starting left field gig. This is his second straight absence against a righty.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Not in Sunday's lineup
Peralta is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Peralta will hit the bench Sunday with opener Ryan Walker starting for San Francisco, while lefty Alex Wood is likely to follow. Chris Taylor is starting in left field and batting seventh in Sunday's series finale.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Takes seat versus lefty
Peralta is absent from the lineup Friday against the Giants.
Chris Taylor, James Outman and Mookie Betts will start across the outfield as the Dodgers take on left-hander Sean Manaea. Peralta is 1-for-20 with five strikeouts over his last seven games and has drawn only 34 plate appearances against southpaws over the course of the entire 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Hits bench versus lefty
Peralta isn't in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against San Francisco, Kirsten Watson of SportsNet LA reports.
With lefty starter Kyle Harrison on the mound for the Giants, Peralta will take a seat to begin Thursday's game. Chris Taylor will start in left field and bat seventh while Peralta is out.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Pausing Monday
Peralta is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.
Peralta started the last couple games after overcoming a sore back, but he will open on the bench Monday with lefty Eduardo Rodriguez getting the nod for Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Back in action
Peralta (back) will bat seventh and play left field Saturday against Seattle.
Peralta was scratched from the lineup for Friday's series opener due to back tightness, but the issue was apparently a minor one. The veteran outfielder hasn't been at his best over his last 20 games, slashing .216/.281/.294.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Scratched with back tightness
Peralta was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Mariners due to lower back tightness.
Peralta suffered an elbow injury Sunday and was forced to miss Monday's game. He's now battling a different issue, though the severity is unclear. Enrique Hernandez entered the lineup in his place and is hitting seventh while playing left field.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Scratched from Friday's lineup
Peralta has been scratched from Friday's lineup against the Mariners with an undisclosed issue, Kirsten Watson of SportsNet LA reports.
Peralta was originally slated to hit sixth and play left field, but he will be replaced by Enrique Hernandez. The issue has not been specified, though he just returned from an elbow injury Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Hitless in return to lineup
Peralta (elbow) went 0-for-3 with one RBI in Tuesday's 11-2 win over the Padres.
Peralta missed one game after getting hit by a pitch Sunday. The outfielder couldn't provide a hit, but his fielder's choice in the third inning generated the Dodgers' fourth run. He's gone 5-for-20 (.250) with two RBI over eight games in September, and he's now slashing .269/.305/.391 with seven home runs, 51 RBI, 42 runs scored and four stolen bases over 119 contests overall. Expect Peralta to remain in his usual strong-side platoon role going forward.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Returns to lineup Tuesday
Peralta (elbow) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.
Peralta sat out of Monday's series opener versus San Diego after taking a pitch off his left elbow Sunday at Washington, but X-rays turned up negative and he's good to go for the Dodgers on Tuesday night. The 36-year-old will play left field and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Held out Monday
Peralta (elbow) isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Padres, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Peralta was removed from Sunday's contest after being drilled by a pitch, and while his X-rays returned negative, he'll be kept out of Monday's clash. Chris Taylor draws the start in left field and will bat seventh in Peralta's absence.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: X-rays negative
Peralta (elbow) underwent X-rays that came back negative Sunday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Peralta exited Sunday's game against the Nationals after being hit by a pitch in the second inning, but he was initially diagnosed with a bruised left elbow and doesn't appear to be dealing with any structural damage. He'll be re-evaluated when the team returns to Los Angeles, but he should tentatively be considered day-to-day ahead of Monday's series opener against the Padres.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Suffers elbow bruise
Peralta was diagnosed with a bruised left elbow after leaving Sunday's game against the Nationals.
Peralta left Sunday's contest after being hit by a pitch, but the initial diagnosis of a bruise is an encouraging early sign. The veteran outfielder should be considered day-to-day heading into Monday's matchup with the Padres.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Exits after HBP
Peralta was removed from Sunday's game against the Nationals after being hit by a pitch around the left elbow, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Timesreports.
Peralta appeared to tweak something with his right hand on a swing during the second inning but stayed in the game, only to exit shortly thereafter as the plate appearance finished with a hit-by-pitch. The 36-year-old picked up an RBI since the bases were loaded, but that could be a small consolation depending on the severity of the injury.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' David Peralta: Bats leadoff in loss
Peralta went 1-for-5 with a walk, a run and a stolen base in a loss to Washington on Saturday.
With Mookie Betts (foot) again out of the lineup, Peralta opened the contest in the leadoff spot for Los Angeles for the fifth time this season. He set the table early with a first-inning single and scored the game's first run on a Max Muncy sacrifice fly. Peralta has provided a steady veteran bat with a .272/.306/.396 slash line, seven homers, 49 RBI, 42 runs and four thefts over 372 plate appearances on the campaign, though he's usually on the bench when opposing teams start a southpaw. Peralta is in the lineup and playing left field against right-hander Trevor Williams on Sunday, though he's hitting third in the order with Betts back in action and batting in his usual leadoff spot.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 210 lbs
|Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
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