Detroit Tigers lose INF Hernan Perez to waivers


First Detroit lost Max Scherzer. Then Ndamukong Suh. Then Mike Babcock. Now the city must endure the loss of infielder Hernan Perez. Dab your eyes Tigers’ fans.

To make room for Alfredo Simon on the roster, after spending time on bereavement leave, the Detroit Tigers tried to sneak their prized (cough) prospect through waivers in order to have him assigned back to Triple-A Toledo. It did not work.

This was the Tigers’ greatest fear, though one can only wonder why. Because Perez was out of options, the team would have to place him on waivers before being allowed to assign him to Toledo (if unclaimed he could become a free agent). Perez has shown next to nothing in his career in the Detroit organization which goes all the way back to 2008, the year he was signed as an international free agent.

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In 735 minor league games, he hit .262 with an OPS of .660. On the Detroit roster since Opening Day, Perez has really become a punchline and a outlet for frustration for Tigers’ fans because of his .061 average, (two hits in 24 at-bats), limiting playing, and taking up a spot of someone who could potentially contribute.

Even more mind-boggling is why the Tigers kept Perez on the team with another utility infielder, Andrew Romine, playing quite well in his opportunities.

It is unclear at this time how the Tigers plan to fill the bench warming role of Perez after an unseasonably cool spring in Detroit.

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