One of the key pieces that the Detroit Tigers acquired as part of the Justin Verlander trade with the Houston Astros in 2017 is now on the shelf, once again.
Tigers announce that RHP Franklin Perez has been placed on the injured list with @wmwhitecaps with right shoulder capsule defect. He'll visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Thursday.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) May 4, 2021
Perez, who has appeared in only 27 innings across nine games since his acquisition by Detroit, is now on the inured list with High-A West Michigan with a right shoulder capsule defect. He’ll be seeing a specialist on Thursday in Los Angeles.
This is only the latest injury woe for Perez, who was kept from pitching until June of 2018 thanks to a right-lat strain. A mere seven starts later, his season ended thanks to right shoulder capsular inflammation. He was then limited to only two starts thanks to right shoulder tendinitis, and didn’t pitch in 2020 due to minor-league baseball being shelved due to COVID-19.