Jul 31, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Hernan Perez (26) hits an RBI single in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
With Omar Infante only recently back from his ankle injury and now experiencing back spasms, I think it’s 100% likely that the club will bring up at least one other infield option in order to give him (i.e. Infante) plenty of time off if it’s needed. Maybe, maybe, maybe we will also see Danny Worth, due to his ability to also play shortstop and third base (not that Perez couldn’t), but Perez has pretty clearly established himself as the next option at second base. We know that he’s not going to hit a lot, but he could occasionally pinch run or enter the game in mopup situations to help preserve Infante.