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Five players who need to step up in David Peralta’s absence

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Apr 24, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta slams his bat down as he reacts after striking out against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta slams his bat down as he reacts after striking out against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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5. Michael Bourn

The recently-signed Bourn was called up from Double-A after Peralta was placed on the DL. Bourn hasn’t done much since stealing 42 bases in 2012, but he’s still capable of playing average to above-average defense in the outfield. It’s unrealistic to expect a lot from him, but if he can become a decent bench player that’s something the Diamondbacks will have to take at this point.

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