MLB Rumors: Top 2 Teams Who Need To Trade For David Peralta

Teams looking for a left-handed bat at the trade deadline have a few possibilities to look at, the most prominent, of course, being the Washington Nationals' Juan Soto. His teammate Josh Bell is a switch-hitter and a powerful bat as well. 

But for those looking for something a little more economical, they need look no further than Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta. A left-handed bat with some pop, the 34-year-old can still do some damage.

"He has been in trade rumors for a couple of years now and is finally in the last year of his deal. He can still help a team on offense as a platoon bat and left fielder or DH," wrote ESPN's David Schoenfeld. 

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves are two teams who can really use Peralta's services. 

The Jays have been searching for a lefty bat with pop all season (though Raimel Tapia has been turning it on of late, including 6 RBIs in the Jays' record-breaking rout of the Red Sox Friday night). Peralta could help. 

The Braves went out and brought in all sorts of outfield help at last year's deadline, and could do it again by trading for Peralta. They are in need of a strong 3rd outfielder, with Eddie Rosario really struggling since returning from eye surgery (.135 average, .402 OPS), while Adam Duvall has struggled as well.

Peralta, entering the last year of his contract is almost certainly on the move; we'll see if one of these two teams in need can pull it off.

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