June 24, 2024

The San Diego Padres have bolstered their outfield depth by signing former Los Angeles Dodgers slugger David Peralta to a minor league contract, according to FanSided’s Robert Murray.

Peralta, who played 133 games for the Dodgers last season, had a challenging year, batting .259 with 55 RBIs and 7 home runs. He recorded career lows in both on-base percentage (.294) and slugging percentage (.381).

Earlier in the year, Peralta signed a minor league deal with another National League team. However, he struggled with their Triple-A affiliate, posting a .217/.341/.348 slash line with eight RBIs and two home runs over 20 games.

The Padres, who have had a lackluster start to the season with a 23-24 record through their first 47 games, might be hoping Peralta can provide a much-needed spark. As of Saturday, they were trailing the Dodgers by 7.0 games for the NL West division lead.

Padres sign former Dodgers outfielder

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