MLB trade rumors: Diamondbacks reportedly have interest in Jhonny Peralta

Doug Pensinger

The Diamondbacks are trying to get better at shortstop and now have Jhonny Peralta in their sights.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in trading for Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta. The Tigers aren't necessarily ready to deal Peralta, as they want to make sure they have another shortstop in place, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.

Peralta is a career .264/.327/.422 hitter in 10 major league seasons. One of his best seasons came in 2011, when he hit .299/.345/.478 with 21 home runs and 86 runs batted in. Peralta was named to his first and only All-Star game that year.

The shortstop followed up that season with a disappointing 2012. Peralta's .239/.305/.384 line was his worst since he became a full-time starter in the big leagues. The 30-year-old is scheduled to make $6 million in 2013 after the Tigers exercised an option in his contract.

The Diamondbacks platooned a number of players at shortstop last season, including Willie Bloomquist and John McDonald. Neither could match Peralta's offensive output, even at his worst.

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