Hernan Perez might end up as one of the many players who finish their Tigers career with exactly one hit. For the forseeable future, he'll be there on the list with pitchers like Jeremy Bonderman, failed prospects like Kevin Hooper and late-career gambles like Vince Coleman.
At the moment, though, Perez might best represent the chaos of the 2012 season.
A few days ago, he was a 21-year-old middle infielder for Class-A Lakeland. He wasn't even having a particularly good season - he was hitting .252 without much power - but he was at the exact right place at the exact right time. When Jhonny Peralta's wife went into labor, Perez was the only healthy minor league infielder on the Tigers' 40-man roster. That earned him a trip to Cincinnati, where he played in Detroit's wins on Saturday and Sunday.
He was even a part of the Tigers' shocking rally against previously unhittable Aroldis Chapman on national TV Sunday night, along with fellow no-names like Matt Young and Quintin Berry. He...