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David Peralta Traded
The Tampa Bay Rays landed Peralta from the D-Backs in exchange for minor league catcher Christian Cerda. The 34-year-old veteran debuted with the D-Backs back in 2014 and gives the Rays a solid lefty bat; he has 12 home runs in 278 at-bats this year with a career-best 7.7% barrel/PA. The Rays sent down Josh Lowe in a corresponding move.
So where do David Peralta stats rank among #Dbacks franchise leaders?
961 GP (3rd), 434 Runs (6th), 960 Hits (3rd), 468 RBI (4th), 15.3 WAR (6th)
One of the best players to dawn Sedona Red.
— Millard Shane Thomas (@creatorthomas24) July 30, 2022
He could be a trade candidate and is one of the best arms potentially available now that the Luis Castillo domino has fallen. He’s coming off a dominant outing against the Reds and is under team control through 2024, so you’d figure the Marlins are aiming for a big return. He’s scheduled to make his next start today against the Mets. Garrett Cooper is another player the Marlins could look to deal.
Spoke to Kim Ng. Will the Marlins trade Pablo López ? pic.twitter.com/qwvkmXzcqB
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) July 30, 2022
Carlos Rodón and Frankie Montas
The Giants are currently 49-51 and four games out of the final NL Wildcard spot. They’re listening to offers for Joc Pederson, who is a FA at the end of the year, and Rodón who recently triggered an opt-out in his two-year contract by reaching the 110 IP threshold.
The other big name on the pitching market is Montas; the latest has the Yankees and Cardinals in pursuit of the A’s right-hander.
Julio Rodríguez was Injured.
He was plunked last night on the right hand and was in a lot of pain. We’re all holding our breath as we await X-ray results. More Mariners’ news; Jarred Kelenic was pulled just before last night’s Tacoma Rainiers game.
Scott Servais on Julio Rodríguez‘s right hand injury: “We’ll pray that it’s not broken…back of the hand injury (right), he was not comfortable holding a bat so we’ll wait and see”, per @Alyssacharlston. https://t.co/BqIiOjCs42
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) July 31, 2022
I would say chances are very good we see a new position player in Houston tomorrow.
We know Jarred Kelenic was pulled just before Tacoma’s game. FWIW.
— Dylan Moore, back spasms
— Sam Haggerty, cut on forehead
— Julio, hit on the back of the right hand. X-Rays needed.
— Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) July 31, 2022
A Rough Stretch for Boston.
The Red Sox have fallen to 4.5 games out of the AL Wild Card and have endured a tough stretch, going 7-19 in July. Their rotation has really struggled to put it lightly, and yesterday’s 9-4 loss to the Brewers has them on the verge of a dubious distinction. Boston’s slide this past month has put them on the brink and they could be sellers at the deadline; J.D. Martinez and Christian Vázquez could potentially be on different teams following the deadline.
Tomorrow, the Red Sox will try to avoid joining the 2022 Pirates and 1996 Tigers as the only teams in MLB history to go an entire calendar month without getting a win from a starting pitcher. Josh Winckowski is the only person who can prevent it.
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) July 31, 2022
Best Moments From Yesterday
The baseball world holds its collective breath for the Nationals to make a decision that could send shockwaves through the league.
“I would love to stay here. I would be more than glad, but at the end of the day I don’t make decisions.”
Juan Soto sat down with @Ken_Rosenthal to talk about the ‘craziness’ of his trade rumors: pic.twitter.com/bDr9kU8RXB
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 30, 2022
Marcus Stroman praises Willson Contreras
Contreras is the last man standing from the immortal 2016 team and is all but a certainty to be traded; the Padres are the most recent team to check in. Ian Happ is another Cub on the block.
Marcus Stroman had high praise for Willson Contreras after tonight’s #Cubs game, their last time teaming up before the trade deadline: pic.twitter.com/q3kKlAiZMf
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) July 30, 2022
William Contreras homers twice
While his older brother deals with countless trade rumors, William went yard twice, both off Corbin Martin, part of a 6-2 win over the D-Backs.
WILD BILL 🤠#ForTheA | @Wcontreras42 pic.twitter.com/tdINQPmfMW
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 30, 2022
Carrasco earns 100th Win
Carlos Carrasco says his 100th win is special because he got to do it with this group of players:
“This is a special group right here. They go out there every day to play hard for us. I couldn’t do it without them.” pic.twitter.com/OqOjPmHgMx
— SNY (@SNYtv) July 31, 2022
I’m not sure how you can’t root for this man. This is probably the best team he’s ever been on.
Julio Rodríguez was plunked on the wrist by a pitch from Rafael Montero and will undergo X-rays. He’ll most likely miss Sunday’s series finale against the Astros.
Dodger manager Dave Roberts says he’ll hold Justin Turner out of the lineup as they finish their series in Colorado out of an abundance of caution as the veteran recovers from abdominal tightness.
Tyler O’Neill left last night’s game against the Nationals with cramping; he’s considered day-to-day.
Thairo Estrada left last night’s game against the Cubs after being hit in the head by a pitch; he’s slated to undergo further testing and there should be an update before Sunday’s game.
Kenley Jansen was unavailable last night with back discomfort.
Jean Segura is in the middle of a rehab assignment and is targeting a Tuesday return to the Phillies.
Trevor Story will avoid swinging for the next 10-14 days in his recovery from a fractured wrist.
Freddy Peralta is rejoining the Brewers and his next outing will be in the majors.
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