The Los Angeles Dodgers can’t seem to stay away from hamstring injuries, with utility man Jose Peraza the latest to be affected. He joins Kiké Hernandez, Howie Kendrick and Yasiel Puig as players who have had hamstring issues, though unlike the other three, Peraza hasn’t been placed on the disabled list.
However, after starting at second base on Tuesday and making a glove toss that led to a terrific and much-needed double play, Peraza has missed the last two games heading into play Friday against the San Diego Padres. While the 21 year old is suffering from hamstring trouble, he doesn’t believe the situation to be serious, according to ESPN’s Mark Saxon:
Jose Peraza tweaked his left hamstring playing second base two nights ago but said he doesn't consider it serious.
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) September 3, 2015
Peraza has appeared in five games this year after being acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. His most significant game of the year came last week when he went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and a pair of stolen bases against the Chicago Cubs.
Along with being able to play multiple positions, the rookie speedster figures to be used as a pinch-runner late in games as the Dodgers eye a deep postseason run. On the season Peraza is batting .267/.353/.467 after hitting .289/.304/.378 in 22 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
In response to losing Peraza for an unspecified period of time, Los Angeles called up Corey Seager from OKC ahead of Thursday’s series opener against the Padres.