Peralta batting for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016 spring training
|Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 6|
|Born:August 14, 1987|
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
|June 1, 2014, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|MLB statistics |
(through June 24, 2019)
|Runs batted in||314|
|Career highlights and awards|
Senger David Peralta Guerreiro (born August 14, 1987) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB).
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An outfielder is a person playing in one of the three defensive positions in baseball or softball, farthest from the batter. These defenders are the left fielder, the center fielder, and the right fielder. As an outfielder, their duty is to catch fly balls and/ ground balls then to return them to the infield for the out or before the runner advances, if there is any runners on the bases. As an outfielder, they normally play behind the six players located in the field. By convention, each of the nine defensive positions in baseball is numbered. The outfield positions are 7, 8 and 9. These numbers are shorthand designations useful in baseball scorekeeping and are not necessarily the same as the squad numbers worn on player uniforms.
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David Peralta was born on August 14, 1987 in Valencia, Venezuela where he grew up with two sisters, Ivonne and Erika.His father is also named David Peralta, and his mother is Diocelina Peralta.
Valencia is the capital city of Carabobo State, and the third largest city in Venezuela.
Peralta started his career as a pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, having signed with the team in 2004 for a $35,000 bonus.After numerous injuries and two shoulder surgeries, the Cardinals released Peralta in May 2009. He then played as an outfielder in independent baseball for the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, Wichita Wingnuts, and Amarillo Sox. In 2013, he signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Peralta was called up to the majors for the first time on June 1, 2014.He made his major league debut that day. He tied a Diamondbacks record by recording 7 multi-hit games in his first 15 games, hitting .328 with one home run and two RBIs. 2015 was a breakout season for Peralta, who hit .312 and racked up 17 home runs and an NL-leading 10 triples as the Diamondbacks' primary left fielder.
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Peralta's wife Jordan gave birth to their first child in August 2017.
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