Hernan Perez was given a shot this year with the Milwaukee Brewers to be a part of the future, but it doesn’t look as if that will happen any more. Though the team currently is without many options to play third base they announced today that Perez has been outrighted to AAA. Here is a look at why Perez is no longer on the 40-man roster.
At just 24-years-old, Perez was offered a legitimate shot to prove himself this season, but in 90 games he simply didn’t do enough. Coming over from the Detroit Tigers Perez was finally given an opportunity to show what he could do on a more consistent basis. Though he did hit .270 in 90 games playing all over the infield, Perez showed little power and zero patience at the plate. In all he homered just once, while slugging .365 with a .646 OPS. In 230 at-bats Perez walked just four times.
By taking him off of the roster, the team now stands at 35. This not only gives them the opportunity to make more moves, but it also frees up space for other young minor leaguers that will need a spot on the 40-man this winter.
In all, Perez showed that he could be a decent utility bat and glove off the bench, but he could not prove enough to show that he was worth keeping over players others in a backup role.