The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled OF Socrates Brito from Triple-A Reno and placed OF David Peralta on the 15-day disabled list (right wrist inflammation), as announced by D-backs Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart. Brito, 23, has hit .280 (66-for-236) with 9 doubles, 6 home runs, 5 home runs and 30 RBI in 57 games for Reno this season. In 13 games with Arizona, he has 2 homers and 4 RBI. Brito was optioned to Reno after being reinstated from the 15-day disabled list (fractured right toe) on Friday night. Peralta, 28, hit .251 (43-for-171) with 9 doubles, 5 triples, 4 homers and 15 RBI in 48 games with the D-backs this season.
This will be Peralta’s third stint in an injury-plagued 2016 campaign which has limited him to only 48 appearances for the Diamondbacks this year. He was previously placed on the DL on May 15 with a wrist problem, then again on June 20 due to a lower back strain. This latest wrist issue seems to be distinct from the first one, and stems from his catch at the wall in the ninth inning of Friday night’s contest against the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field. While it may have saved the game for the Diamondbacks, Peralta is now paying the price.
Brito was also called up the last time Peralta went on the DL. Though that lasted less than a handful of days before Socrates himself had to go on the disabled list, after fouling a pitch off his foot and breaking a toe. He should fit right in with the current Diamondbacks offense, having managed just one walk over 72 plate appearances in his major-league career, and none in his 38 PAs this year.