Perry optioned to Toledo

Ryan Perry is heading back to Triple-A Toledo, this time for a longer stay than his brief stop there a week and a half ago. The Tigers optioned out the rookie reliever after Sunday’s game.

No corresponding move was announced, but the move was as much about working with Perry as getting in another bullpen arm. The 22-year-old had encountered struggles over the past few weeks, which the Tigers hope they can address with a more regular workload with the Mud Hens.

Perry, Detroit’s first-round pick in last summer’s First-Year Player Draft, made the team out of Spring Training with a solid fastball that consistently hit the mid-90s to go with a biting slider. But he was a case of learning on the job, as he had less than a half-season of Minor League ball last year — with none of that experience coming above Class A.

From Opening Day, Perry’s stuff an impressed, with a fastball that touched the upper 90s and a biting slider. The issue was going to be control.

For the first two months, Perry overcame it, recording five holds while allowing six runs on 12 hits over 20 1/3 innings despite 16 walks. His six June outings, however, saw opponents score seven runs in as many innings on 12 hits with five walks and six strikeouts.

For the season so far, Perry is 0-1 with a 4.28 ERA, having allowed 24 hits over 27 1/3 innings with 21 walks and 25 strikeouts.

The Tigers optioned Perry to Toledo on June 8 to make room for Jeremy Bonderman’s return, but promptly brought back Perry once Bonderman went back on the disabled list four days later. Perry spent just a few hours in Toledo and didn’t pitch in a game there.

7 Comments

Hello Fu Te Ni.
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I guess they could call up Casey Fien but my guess is the lefty, Ni. French is likely going to be groomed to start.

Real good win there. I wouldn’t have kicked if we hadn’t gotten to that guy, although Trevor Thompson tried to ask JL if he was disappointed in the offense today. I wonder if TT even watches the games?
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It’s a nice feeling for a manager when all your in-game moves work out, and I was happy with them too. I also thought of Seay beginning the 9th with the LHers, but I’d have to see what they had on their bench and after all, I don’t get paid to manage so I just quit thinking about it. :-) That’s why the low scoring games are fun because of all the managerial moves that can be made.
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I really want to see Anderson attempt more bunts to get on base, because the kid sure can’t hit. In a perfect world, Ordonez comes back strong and it becomes a non-issue. Kelly is still looking good up there, good ABs. I really thought Thames had that one out, centerfield or not. I hope JL sticks with him when he goes into a cold spell, as it seems that was the idea when they released Sheffield. Marcus can win you a game at anytime. Lately, however, I’m agreeing with everything JL does, ever since we left Pittsburgh.
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The Twins lost, and at home, so we gained a game. If they keep on as they have been, they won’t win more than 81 games. Their home vs road W-L record is ridiculous.
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Any guesses on who gets called up to replace Perry?
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–Rich

Could be Ni. I have a feeling that Galarraga’s situation will play into it. They may end up replacing him with French, who is a lefty, or of course Miner. I don’t think two rookies (three with Porcello) in the rotation is a good idea, so there’s Zach. This one will be interesting.
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–Rich

Hi- Great game today. Was there with my husband for Father’s Day. Weather was perfect, Tigers pitched well and we got just enough offense.
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Hard to tell from our seats, but Santiago looked befuddled at the plate, and Anderson…….well I’m pretty sure I could strike out Josh. :)
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Great weekend of baseball- I have to say I was surprised at Leyland’s extension at first- but now I think it makes sense to give him the confidence that he’s our guy for the long haul. I would think, like players, that managers do their best work when they feel the organization believes in them. I know that holds true at my workplace.
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I’m glad they sent Perry down before he struggles himself into believing he’s not good enough.
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My dad lives in Chicago and I have friends who are Cubs fans- so this week will be fun!
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-Tracey

If they want a long reliever, French could get the call. Ni has been doing well at Toledo. Fein looked great in the Spring, but seem to be struggling a bit lately and the same with Dolsi. I know they rate Rainwater and Simon highly and both are doing well at Erie.

Mark

I was quite surprised when they recalled him so soon after sending him down a couple of weeks ago. He needs grooming and Toledo is the place to do it. Let him stay there until he dominates that league.

Great series – clutch hitting, glad to see some power coming back at the plate, although I am not opposed to runs being scored in other ways either, but love the impact the guys are starting to make at the dish again. I missed the game yesterday, but glad to see we came back and JV bounced back from his last outing.

I have to find a way to watch part of Tuesday’s game, but I won’t be home until 9:00 – want to catch a glimpse of my baseball idol Trammell – wish I could be at the game. Just thinking of him reminds me of growing up and being mesmerized by his abilities!

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