Tigers shut down top prospect Franklin Perez for the season

Posted at 8:09 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 20:09:21-04

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers prospect Franklin Perez is being shut down for the rest of the season with right shoulder capsular inflammation.

Detroit acquired the right-hander in last year's trade that sent Justin Verlander to Houston . Perez also dealt with a right lat strain earlier this year.

Perez went 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA in four starts this season for Class A Lakeland, and he was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts in the Gulf Coast League.

A spokesman for the Tigers said Perez is being shut down for precautionary reasons to work on shoulder stability.