Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = David Peralta, who left the Arizona Diamondbacks for the first time last year and was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays, but suffered a slump with 0 home runs, returns to the National League West. He will return wearing a LA Dodgers uniform, not Arizona.
Reporter Robert Murray of ‘Fanside’ said on the 11th (Korean time), “According to sources, free agent outfielder Peralta has concluded an agreement with the Dodgers. This left only the medical test.”
Subsequently, ‘ESPN’ said, “Peralta’s contract is worth 6.5 million dollars for a year, and if incentives are included, it can be raised to 8 million dollars. At 35, Peralta will step up in depth behind Trace Thompson and Chris Taylor.” 토토사이트
Peralta made his debut in Arizona in 2014 and recorded a career batting average of 0.281, 110 homers, 486 RBIs, 444 runs, and an OPS of 0.796 over nine seasons. In particular, in 2018, he hit 30 homers and won the Silver Slugger, and in 2019 he won the Gold Glove.
Last year, ahead of free agency, after hitting 12 homers in Arizona, he was traded to Tampa Bay at the trade deadline. However, he crashed with a batting average of 0.255 and 0 home run OPS of 0.652, and left the team lonely.
Peralta can play all outfield positions, but is a player specialized in left field, and is expected to play mainly in left field for the Dodgers. In particular, he has a very high batting average of 0.267 against right pitchers (0.154 against left pitchers) and is highly likely to be used as a platoon with other players.