Perez “optioned” to make room for Iglesias
With Jhonny Peralta’s status unchanged for now, the Tigers had to make a roster move to make room for Jose Iglesias. That fell to Hernan Perez, who was optioned to Double-A Erie.
Perez, however, was taking infield practice with the team later Friday, and he wasn’t packing up his locker. So there’s a little juggling going on this weekend.
By rule, Perez has 72 hours to report to the SeaWolves, and they’re on the road this weekend in New Britain, Connecticut. More important to the Tigers, there’s still nothing definitive about Peralta’s status. According to reports, there will now be no announcement on suspensions coming out of the Biogenesis investigation until Monday, about 72 hours after the Tigers made their roster move. If Peralta is suspended on Monday and doesn’t appeal, the Tigers can recall Perez without him setting foot in Erie.
Just as convenient, the Tigers start a four-game series Monday in Cleveland, a short drive away from Erie.
Bottom line, though nobody will say it officially, Perez is expected to spend the weekend at Comerica Park while the Tigers wait out Major League Baseball’s decision on suspensions.