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D-backs add INF Jace Peterson in trade with Athletics

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D-backs add INF Jace Peterson in trade with Athletics

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired 33-year-old infielder Jace Peterson in a trade with the Oakland Athletics Monday evening.

Arizona also received cash considerations and sent out right-handed pitcher Chad Patrick, a 2021 fourth-round pick who had been playing for Double-A Amarillo.

Peterson has played in 832 MLB games since 2014 after getting picked No. 58 overall in the 2011 draft. He’s also suited up for the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers.

The left-handed hitter has slashed .221/.313/.324 this season with a .637 OPS, six home runs and 11 stolen bases. He’s been largely a platoon player in Oakland with 273 plate appearances against righties and 51 vs. lefties.

Peterson has seen better results of late with a .717 OPS in 151 plate appearances since the start of June.

He throws right-handed and brings versatility on defense, primarily playing second base and third base this year.

The Diamondbacks traded for Seattle Mariners closer Paul Sewald earlier on Monday, sending out infielder Josh Rojas, outfielder Dominic Canzone and infield prospect Ryan Bliss.

Rojas has played all over the diamond since 2020, and Peterson will now give manager Torey Lovullo matchup options and the ability to give rest to some of his regulars in the infield such as Ketel Marte.

Patrick has started 19 games this year in Double-A and owns a 4.71 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Arizona’s 40-man roster is at 40 players.

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