David Peralta opts out of Cubs deal to become free agent

Veteran outfielder David Peralta opted out of his minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs on Monday and became a free agent.

Peralta, 36, was batting .217 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 20 games at Triple-A Iowa.

A 10-year major league veteran, Peralta spent last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, batting .259 with seven home runs and 55 RBIs in 133 games.

Peralta played his first nine seasons for the Arizona Diamondbacks before he was moved to the Tampa Bay Rays at the 2022 trade deadline. In 1,141 career games, he is a .279 hitter with 117 home runs and 541 RBIs.