David Peralta is set to rejoin the Diamonbacks, as the team reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. He missed 20 games since being placed on the DL on May 15. Now, with him returning, the D-Backs are going to have to figure out what to do with their outfield.
Peralta will join Michael Bourn, Brandon Drury, Chris Owings, Rickie Weeks Jr. and Yasmany Tomas in the outfield, and manager Chip Hale is going to have to find playing time for all of them. One thing going for Hale is the fact that both Drury and Owings are infielders by trade, and can go there if needed, and Peralta can play center. That will allow Hale to mix-and-match as best as he can to keep his guys both fresh and in rhythm.
More from around the National League West:
- The Padres moved James Shields, signaling the start of a sell off. That could spell the end of Andrew Cashner, Drew Pomeranz, Fernando Rodney and Yangervis Solarte in San Diego.
- Over the weekend, the Dodgers designated Carl Crawford for assignment, still with $35 million on his contract over the next two seasons. This ability to cut dead weight is a shark contrast between Frank McCourt as the Dodgers owner and the Magic Johnson included ownership group.
- Roger over at McCovey Chronicles looked at 10 questions surrounding the Giants 2016 draft and their farm system.
- The latest outburst from superstar Nolan Arenado could be exactly what the Rockies need to turn things around.