2:17pm: Perez has accepted his assignment, president of baseball ops David Stearns tells Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (Twitter link).
2:03pm: The Brewers announced Wednesday that infielder/outfielder Hernan Perez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. He’s been sent outright to Triple-A San Antonio, though he does have enough big league service time to reject that assignment and become a free agent.
Perez, 28, has struggled to a .235/.277/.383 line through 160 trips to the plate in 2019 — his worst production since landing with the Brewers back in 2015. While he’s never been any sort of on-base threat, Perez did hit a combined .262/.294/.411 with 36 homers and 58 steals in a part-time role from 2016-18 (1222 plate appearances), demonstrating an interesting blend of power and speed. Pair that with his defensive versatility — he’s played every position but catcher in Milwaukee — and the Brewers are likely quite pleased to have the opportunity to keep him in the organization.
The Brewers are currently utilizing Tyler Saladino as their backup infielder, although Saladino himself comes with an even spottier offensive track record, so it’s possible that Perez will get another look later in the season.