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Top Franklin Perez News

  • Franklin Perez: Released by Detroit

    Perez was released by the Tigers on Thursday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Perez at one point ranked as a consensus top-100 prospect, but he's battled injuries and ineffectiveness over the last handful of seasons. The 25-year-old right-hander posted a 6.89 ERA with 12 walks and seven strikeouts in 15.2 innings of relief this summer between the rookie-level Florida Complex League and Low-A Lakeland.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Rehabbing in FCL

    Perez (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with the Tigers' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate June 10 and has given up 11 earned runs on seven hits and nine walks across 6.2 innings through his first three outings.

    Given his poor results thus far, Perez will likely need to right the ship over the course of several more FCL appearances before eventually settling at one of the Tigers' higher-level affiliates. Perez has been sidelined all season while recovering from the right shoulder surgery he required last May.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Not ready for spring

    Perez (shoulder) was spotted rehabbing at the Tigers' facility in Lakeland, Fla. on Wednesday but he isn't expected to participate at any point during spring training, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Formerly one of the top pitching prospects in the organization, Perez's career has been derailed by a series of shoulder injuries in recent seasons. Detroit removed Perez from the 40-man roster last May and released him after another setback with his right shoulder prompted him to undergo surgery, but he was re-signed on a minor-league pact shortly thereafter. The 24-year-old hasn't experienced any apparent setbacks since undergoing surgery, but he likely won't be ready to make his 2022 debut in the minors until the mid-to-late summer.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Rejoins Tigers organization

    Perez (shoulder) re-signed with the Tigers on a minor-league deal Wednesday and was placed on the 60-day injured list at High-A West Michigan, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.

    Detroit removed Perez from its 40-man roster and released him a week ago after he underwent season-ending surgery on his right shoulder. As expected, the 23-year-old went unclaimed off waivers, so he's elected to re-sign with the organization as he begins the long recovery process from surgery. At this stage, the Tigers likely have few expectations about Perez being part of their long-term plans, even though he was once one of their more promising pitching prospects.

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  • Franklin Perez: Leaves Detroit organization

    The Tigers placed Perez (shoulder) on unconditional release waivers Wednesday.

    Perez will lose his spot on the 40-man roster and in the organization entirely after he underwent season-ending right shoulder surgery Wednesday. One of the key prospects the Tigers acquired in the August 2017 trade that sent Justin Verlander to Houston, the 23-year-old never reached the big leagues for Detroit while contending with a slew of arm injuries in recent years. Unless he's willing to re-sign with the Tigers on another minor-league deal once he clears waivers, Perez will look to find an opportunity in another organization in 2022.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Out indefinitely after surgery

    Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Perez is scheduled to undergo right shoulder surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    A timeline for Perez's return likely won't be established until after the surgery is performed, but he'll almost certainly miss most, if not all, of the 2021 season. Once considered one of the more promising pitching prospects in the organization, Perez's outlook has been dimmed considerably by a slew of arm injuries in recent years. Since the beginning of the 2018 season, Perez has thrown just 27 innings in affiliated ball.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Meets with specialist

    Perez (shoulder) met with a specialist Thursday and the Tigers will announce a plan going forward in 24-to-48 hours, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    The righty was placed on the minor-league injured list Tuesday. The Tigers have provided little hint at Perez's status, but the coming statement figures to detail the length of his absence. Durability has been a huge issue for the Venezuelan righty, as he has pitched in just nine minor-league games since the start of the 2018 season.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Out with shoulder issue

    Perez landed on the minor-league injured list with a right shoulder capsule defect Tuesday, Jason Beck of reports.

    Perez's return timeline is not yet clear, but the injury could be serious. He'll meet with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Thursday, after which his timetable may be clarified.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Sent to MiLB camp

    The Tigers optioned Perez to their minor-league camp Tuesday.

    Perez was one of six players optioned Tuesday as the Tigers trimmed their big-league roster to 42 men. The 23-year-old right-hander is expected to begin the 2021 season at Triple-A Toledo, where he'll likely slot into the rotation.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Arrives at camp

    Perez reported to spring training Saturday, Jason Beck of reports.

    Perez was a late arrival to camp due to minor visa issues, but he had a brief absence and will now begin preparing for the 2021 season. The right-hander will likely head to the minors to begin the regular season but could be a bullpen option at some point in 2021.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Expected to join team Thursday

    Perez was absent from camp Wednesday due to a visa issue but is expected to join his teammates Thursday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Perez is one of several late arrivals to spring camp, with Jose Urena, Gregory Soto and non-roster invitee Gerson Moreno the others. However, Perez is expected to be present Thursday. The righty spent the 2020 season at the team's alternate training site and could be a bullpen option in 2021, though he's likely ticketed for the minors to begin the year.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Reassigned to alternate site

    Perez was reassigned to the Tigers' alternate training site Monday.

    Perez had an outside shot at an MLB bullpen spot to begin the season, but the 22-year-old has barely pitched the last two years as he's battled injuries, so the Tigers will proceed slowly. Perez came to Detroit in the Justin Verlander trade as a highly touted prospect, but he has since lost a couple ticks on his fastball and his durability issues have not gone away.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Candidate for expanded roster?

    Perez could make an expanded Tigers' roster or taxi squad to begin a shortened 2020 season, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    Perez was optioned to High-A back in March, so it would be quite the jump to the majors. However, it's looking like there won't be a minor league season in 2020, and MLB teams might be allowed to work with expanded rosters during a condensed schedule. If that's the case, the Tigers may opt to use Perez out of their bullpen simply so they can get him some work this year. The 22-year-old has battled injuries the last two seasons, so if he's healthy, Detroit may want to see him pitch rather than collect even more rust.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Optioned to High-A

    Perez was optioned to High-A Lakeland on Tuesday, Jason Beck of reports.

    While Perez is on the 40-man roster, injuries have limited him to just 32 innings above High-A, and those all came at Double-A in the Astros organization in 2017. The Tigers may soon be forced to make a difficult decision regarding whether to keep Perez on a starter's track or push him to the upper levels as a reliever.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Cleared for mound work

    Perez (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Monday at the Tigers' spring training complex, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Detroit's pitchers and catchers don't have to officially report to Lakeland, Fla. until Wednesday, but Perez is likely eager to get in some early work after persistent right shoulder woes torpedoed his 2019 campaign. The 22-year-old tossed just 7.2 innings at High-A Lakeland before he was shut down for good in June, but his ability to open spring training on the mound suggests he'll enter the 2020 campaign healthy. Perez may be in line for some additional tuneup work at High-A to begin the season before potentially getting a quick promotion to Double-A Erie if he's healthy and pitching effectively.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Still rehabbing

    Perez (shoulder) has been rehabbing in Lakeland over the offseason and has yet to throw off a mound, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Perez tossed just 7.2 innings during the 2019 campaign due to inflammation in his right shoulder, and the Tigers have since reported that he's not yet at full strength. While he hasn't thrown off a mound since June, the goal is to have him ready to go in time for spring training, per McCosky.

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  • Tigers' Franklin Perez: Recalled for offseason

    Perez (shoulder) was recalled by the Tigers on Monday.

    The move is purely procedural with the regular season over. Perez spent the season on Low-A Lakeland's roster, though he pitched just 7.2 innings while missing most of the season with a shoulder issue.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 197 lbs
Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R