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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
44-23 6-4 W1
40-30 5-5 W1
37-32 4-6 W2
33-36 4-6 L1
18-52 3-7 W1

2024 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .251 3 15 .716 4

Top Wenceel Perez News

  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Reaches four times in loss

    Perez went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Nationals.

    Perez was just 2-for-21 over his previous six contests, though he bookmarked either end of the cold stretch with three-hit games. The 24-year-old rookie is understandably going through some ups and downs, but it looks like he'll continue to see regular playing time for the Tigers, at least while Kerry Carpenter (back) is on the injured list.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Batting leadoff Sunday

    Perez is starting in right field and batting first in Sunday's game against the Brewers.

    Perez wasn't in the starting lineup Saturday, though he did appear as a pinch hitter, and he'll be back in there Sunday. The 24-year-old rookie is 0-for-12 across his last four games, which has lowered his batting average from .268 to .247. Despite the recent slump, Perez should continue to see semi-regular playing time moving forward, mixing in with Riley Greene, Matt Vierling and Akil Baddoo in Detroit's outfield.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Idle Saturday

    Perez isn't in the Tigers' lineup Saturday versus Milwaukee.

    Perez has gone 0-for-11 at the plate across his last three games, and the Tigers will now give him a chance to regroup. Justyn-Henry Malloy, Riley Greene and Akil Baddoo will start across the outfield while Perez sits.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Taking seat Wednesday

    Perez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

    Perez started the previous five games and will head to the bench Wednesday after he went 4-for-21 during that stretch. Matt Vierling will take over in center field while Zach McKinstry receives a start in right.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Tallies three hits

    Perez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Red Sox.

    Perez matched a season high with three hits, plating a run with his seventh-inning double and later scoring the go-ahead run in the 10th. He had entered the game in a 3-for-28 skid over his last seven starts prior to his outburst Sunday. The 24-year-old rookie outfielder has now accumulated 14 extra-base hits, including six doubles, five triples and three homers while driving in 15 runs, scoring 22 and swiping four bags over 152 plate appearances.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Absent from lineup

    Perez is not in the lineup for Thursday's game in Boston.

    Riley Greene will receive his first start of the season in center field, while Matt Vierling will occupy right field. Perez has scuffled in May, slashing just .244/.308/.354 in 22 games after he hit .302/.375/.628 across 15 April contests.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Getting breather for series finale

    Perez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.

    Unless the Tigers deploy him off the bench Wednesday, Perez will put his five-game hitting streak on hold in the series finale while he exits the starting nine for the first time since May 12. Matt Vierling will spell Perez in center field.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Triples twice, drives in four

    Perez went 2-for-4 with two triples, a run scored and four RBI in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Perez batted third and continued his strong start to the season, as he boosted his batting average to an even .300 and his OPS to .906. The versatile 24-year-old has settled in as the team's primary center fielder due to Parker Meadows being demoted to the minors. Perez should hold onto fantasy value as long as he's seeing regular playing time and swinging a hot bat.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Sitting for series finale

    Perez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

    Perez will take a seat for the series finale after he had started in center field in each of the previous four games while going 4-for-17 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and two runs. Matt Vierling will replace Perez in center field.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Back in action

    Perez (illness) is batting second and playing center field Tuesday against Cleveland.

    Perez had missed back-to-back games due to illness but will return to the lineup for Tuesday's action, replacing the now-demoted Parker Meadows in center field.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Out again Monday

    Perez (illness) remains out of the lineup for Monday's contest in Cleveland.

    Perez was a late scratch ahead of Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Yankees due to an illness, and he'll receive at least one more day of rest. Parker Meadows will get another start in center field in Perez's stead.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Scratched with illness

    Perez was scratched from the lineup Sunday against the Yankees due to an illness, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Perez was penciled in for his seventh consecutive start but will instead hit the bench due to an illness. He should be considered day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener in Cleveland.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Starting sixth straight game

    Perez is starting in center field and batting third Friday against the Yankees, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    Perez has a .333/.400/.694 slash line over his past 10 contests and is starting Friday for the sixth consecutive game. He's seen most of his playing time in right field this season but is making his second straight start in center as Parker Meadows continues to struggle.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: May be pushing for everyday role

    Perez will start in center field and bat third in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    After getting on base four times and slugging two home runs between both ends of Tuesday's doubleheader, Perez will pick up a fifth consecutive start in the outfield Wednesday. With Austin Meadows on the bench for the second time in five games while he's hitting just .100 on the season, Perez could soon move into a full-time role at Meadows' expense. Since being called up from Triple-A Toledo on April 8, Perez has produced a 1.003 OPS over 48 plate appearances with Detroit.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Belts two homers in nightcap

    Perez went 3-for-4 with a walk, two home runs, three runs scored and three RBI in an 11-6 win over the Cardinals during the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    After going 0-for-4 in the matinee, Perez led the charge for Detroit in the nightcap, launching a solo shot off Steven Matz in the second inning before belting a two-run shot in the fifth off Ryan Fernandez that put the Tigers in the lead for good. Perez has three homers in 15 games since his promotion, and they've all come in the last three games. The sudden power surge has pushed his slash line to .302/.375/.628 with two steals, seven runs and eight RBI.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Smacks first career homer

    Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Royals.

    Perez' first career dinger came in the first inning off Kansas City starter Michael Wacha and represented what turned out to be the game-winning blast for the Tigers. The rookie outfielder has started four of the past five games for the Tigers and has found himself consistently toward the top of the lineup, hitting in the three hole for the third consecutive start. Through 35 at-bats, Perez has 10 hits, including one double, two triples and a home run with five RBI and four runs scored.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Big effort Friday

    Perez went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 5-4 win over the Twins. He also stole a base.

    Perez batted second, which he's done in each of his last two starts, and responded with a strong game. The 24-year-old is still in a reserve role for the Tigers, though he's been playing well in his MLB debut, posting a .313/.353/.500 slash line across 16 at-bats. If Perez is able to earn more playing time at some point, his fantasy value would trend upward.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Doubles, swipes bag

    Perez went 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base in Saturday's loss to the Twins in the second game of a doubleheader.

    Perez reached on an infield single in his first at-bat and stole second but was left stranded. He also reached second base in the bottom of the seventh, this time on a two-out double, but was again left hanging as Detroit's offense struggled to get anything going on the night. The two hits were the first of the season for the second baseman, though he also drew a walk and scored in the first game of the doubleheader.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Recalled from Triple-A

    Perez was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Monday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    Perez has a .782 OPS with one homer and four steals this season with Toledo and will be making his major-league debut in the event he gets into a game. The 24-year-old has past experience in the infield but has moved to the outfield full-time in 2024.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 203 lbs
Birthplace: Azua, Dominican Republic
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: S, R