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Arizona Diamondbacks reinstate David Peralta from the disabled list

The Arizona Diamondbacks reinstated OF David Peralta from the 15-day disabled list (low back sprain since June 20, retro to June 15), as announced by D-backs Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart.

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Following yesterday's game, the D-backs optioned OF/INF Mike Freeman to Triple-A Reno. Peralta, 28, is hitting .259 (38-for-147) with 7 doubles, 4 triples, 4 homers and 15 RBI in 41 games for the D-backs. In 9 rehab games at Triple-A Reno, he hit .276 (8-for-29) with 4 doubles, 2 RBI and 4 walks. He also made 2 rehab appearances for both Double-A Mobile and Rookie-Level AZL D-backs.

It'll be good to have Peralta back. With all respect to Freeman, the Freight Train gives the team a more credible left-handed option. Considering Jake Lamb and Michael Bourn being the only other left-handed position players on the 25-man roster, it's something we can certainly use. That said, Peralta's 2016 campaign hasn't been as impressive as his sophomore one last year, with his OPS+ having dropped all the way from 138 to 95. That's mostly because he isn't destroying right-handed pitching the same way he was: his OPS there is off more than 150 points, going from .936 to a pedestrian .778. Still, I'd call him a preferable option to Rickie Weeks Jr, especially against righties.

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