Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale announced on Wednesday that outfielder David Peralta will undergo season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a wrist injury that he suffered last Friday when running into an outfield wall, via Fox Sports Arizona:

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Peralta’s Frustrating Season Comes to an Early End

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Peralta had battled a wrist issue earlier this season that caused him to miss almost four weeks of action. 

The 28-year-old was in just his third major league season, all with the Diamondbacks, as he was set to build off a stellar sophomore campaign. 

In 2015, Peralta looked as though he would become a vital part of Arizona’s outfield, batting .312 with 17 home runs and 78 RBI while leading the league with 10 triples. 

But in 2016, he appeared in just 48 games, hitting .251 with four home runs and 15 RBI. Not only did he miss time due to the wrist, but he missed 36 games from June 15 to July 28 due to a lower back sprain.

He spoke with the media about the latest injury and his frequent trips to the disabled list, via Nick Piecoro of

It’s part of the game. Being on the DL three times, it’s tough being on the bench and watching these guys play and not feel like I can do anything to help the team. … 

It hit the wall and it started to get tight. We had to do something. … 

There’s a ligament here in my wrist. I don’t know how to explain it. The doctors talk their language, you know? But he explained there’s a ligament here and when I dove, I guess the ligament moved and it was loose.

Socrates Brito was recalled from Triple-A and will continue starting in right field for the Diamondbacks now that Peralta is done for the season. 

The 23-year-old Brito is the Diamondbacks’ second-ranked prospect, per MLB Pipeline, and this is now a great opportunity for him to get some major league playing time. 

Arizona is 47-66 and hasn’t been in the playoff picture for quite some time. Because there’s no reason to rush Peralta back into a non-contending situation, Brito can gain some experience at the top level without any pressure and continue developing into a future asset the Diamondbacks can use to build a contender around. 


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