SP - DET - MiLB
Tigers prospect Franklin Perez (shoulder) threw a bullpen at camp over the weekend.
Perez missed the second half of last year due to shoulder issues but had been impressing the team during spring training 1.0. He has now had even more time to heal and should be okay moving forward. The 22-year-old is on Detroit's 60-man player pool but it remains up in the air whether or not he'll pitch in the majors this season.
Franklin Perez (lat) will begin the season on the disabled list with Double-A Erie.
Perez was the marquee prospect sent to the Tigers in the Justin Verlander trade at the end of August. Perez has four pitches at his disposal, all of which he can throw for strikes. He has a relatively high floor as a mid-rotation-type starter and is just 20 years old for all of 2018.