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Tigers' Perez to miss at least a month

Detroit No. 3 prospect will undergo rehab for shoulder tendinitis
March 29, 2019

The injury bug continues to bite Tigers No. 3 prospect Franklin Perez.On Friday, Detroit revealed that Perez, currently with Class A Advanced Lakeland Flying Tigers, will be out for four to six weeks while rehabbing from right shoulder tendinitis. Perez is's No. 78 overall prospect.

Tigers will unleash Perez in Lakeland

Detroit's No. 3 prospect headlines list of prospects reassigned
March 25, 2019

The inevitable finally came for Franklin Perez, but he left a lasting impression with a strong final outing in big league camp. Detroit's No. 3 prospect tossed two hitless frames for the Major League squad in a scrimmage against Minor Leaguers earlier Monday. He was reassigned to Minor League camp along with

Toolshed: 40-man roster protection preview

A system-by-system rundown of ranked Rule 5-eligible prospects
November 16, 2018

With a single transaction, a bunch of prospects are about to take big steps in their careers, while others will be left to await their fate.Next Tuesday, Nov. 20, brings the deadline in which organizations must protect eligible players from the Rule 5 Draft by adding them to their 40-man

Season ends early for Lakeland's Perez

Shoulder inflammation lands Tigers No. 2 prospect back on DL
July 30, 2018

What was supposed to be a breakthrough season for right-hander Franklin Perez has become a lost season, has learned.Detroit's second-ranked prospect -- who missed the first nine weeks of the season because of a right lat strain -- has been shut down for the remainder of the season because

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 10

Mets' Gimenez remains hot in July; Yanks' Florial swipes three bags
July 11, 2018

Theme of the dayNothing Rookie-level about these bats: With both Triple-A circuits and the Eastern League in the midst of their All-Star breaks, the attention of the Minor Leagues turned toward the lower levels, and it was the Rookie-level Appalachian and Pioneer Leagues that stood up the most. Reds prospect

Tigers' Perez could miss three months

Club's top prospect strained lat Sunday, won't have surgery
March 19, 2018

Franklin Perez never got into a regular-season game in a Tigers uniform after his trade from the Astros late in the year. Now it's going to be a little longer before he can put on the new jersey.Detroit tweeted that its top prospect suffered a right lat strain Sunday during

Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (20-11)

Stacked Tigers, A's lefties Puk, Luzardo lead mid-tier arms race
March 6, 2018

With Spring Training underway and the 2018 season almost upon us, will look at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next couple weeks and rank them, according to certain changing criterion with each edition. After looking at position player prospects (30-21, 20-11, 10-1), this edition focuses

Tigers trio learns about business of game

Perez, Rogers, Cameron band together during Verlander trade
December 4, 2017

As the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline draws near, it feels like anything could happen. For better or for worse.Throughout the season, Franklin Perez's dad kept hearing rumors the 19-year-old pitcher might be traded.'s No. 40 overall prospect reassured his father it's just part of baseball, but as rumors

Tigers acquire Astros trio in Verlander deal

Righty Perez, outfielder Cameron, catcher Rogers dealt to Detroit
September 1, 2017

The Tigers are bidding farewell to a franchise icon and saying hello to three players for the future.Detroit acquired prospects Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers from Houston late Thursday night in exchange for longtime ace Justin Verlander and a player to be named later or cash in a

Perez, Hooks prevail in Texas League duel

Astros No. 3 prospect matches Dodgers righty White's five zeros
August 10, 2017

If circumstances had been different, Franklin Perez and Mitchell White might have battled deep into the night. But their abbreviated appearances made for an entertaining pitchers' duel.Perez -- Houston's No. 3 prospect -- gave up two hits and a walk while striking out six over five innings as Double-A Corpus

Carolina All-Star rosters filled with big names

Triple Crown leader Chavis, seven top-100 prospects selected
June 12, 2017

The Class A Advanced Carolina League has only 10 teams and will conduct its own midsummer classic for the first time since 1995, but its All-Star Game could be the most talent-laden across the entire Minor League landscape this season.Seven of's top-100 prospects and one of the Minors' most productive

Perez gets back on track for Buies Creek

In fourth start off disabled list, Astros No. 6 prospect fans six
June 11, 2017

Class A Advanced Buies Creek manager Omar Lopez knew there would be a curve to getting Franklin Perez back on track after a stint on the disabled list. On Sunday afternoon, the right-hander looked right on schedule.The Astros' sixth-ranked prospect allowed two hits and struck out six over five innings in

Buies Creek's Perez keeping runs off board

Houston's No. 6 prospect allows two hits in five shutout frames
April 20, 2017

Franklin Perez continues to dominate teams in the Carolina League.Houston's No. 6 prospect allowed two hits and struck out seven over five scoreless frames in Class A Advanced Buies Creek's 14-1 victory over Carolina on Thursday.Perez,'s reigning Pitcher of the Week, has surrendered only three hits in 14 1/3

Astros' Perez leads Pitchers of the Week

Right-hander allows one hit over 9 1/3 innings with Buies Creek
April 17, 2017

Franklin Perez has already sent a powerful message to the Carolina League: His age doesn't matter, and neither does his role. He has the stuff to be dominant in Class A Advanced, and he showed that in the first week-plus of the 2017 season.The Astros' No. 6 prospect allowed only

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 9

Tapia, Rutherford amass doubles; Beede enjoys Triple-A debut
April 10, 2017

Rockies OF Raimel Tapia, Triple-A Albuquerque: 3-for-4, 3 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB, K -- Make that three multi-hit performances in four games for's No. 87 overall prospect, who is 8-for-17 (.471) with four doubles, three RBIs and six runs scored over that span. Impressive as that is, it's not

Astros Prospect Primer: Martes at the top

Right-hander leads group of powerful arms in well-stocked system
March 23, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Francis Martes, RHPAfter years