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Tigers remain hopeful as shoulder woes knock Franklin Perez's development off track

Lakeland, Fla. — Another summer afternoon’s shower arrived a half-hour ago but has since departed.

The air at Tigertown is cooler now, in the lower 80s, as you stroll through a parking lot that five months earlier would have been jammed with Grapefruit League cars.

Up ahead, in a posh rehab facility that was part of a $40 million makeover finished in 2017, a celebrity Tigers prospect works to put his baseball life back on its once-lustrous track.