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Martin Perez | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TEX
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Martin Perez has been diagnosed with inflammation in his right arm after being examined by Dr. Keith Meister on Monday.
Perez went on the disabled list Monday with continued soreness in his surgically-repaired right arm, but it doesn't appear he has any more structural damage. He will undergo treatment, rest and rehab. There's no timetable for his return. Apr 30 - 9:08 PM

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Rangers placed LHP Martin Perez on the 10-day disabled list with continued discomfort in his right elbow.

Perez has returned to Texas to be examined by Dr. Keith Meister, which isn't a good sign. The southpaw had surgery on his non-throwing elbow back in December and hasn't look right at all this season, posting a 9.67 ERA with seven homers allowed through five starts.
Apr 30 - 2:04 PM

Martin Perez gave up four runs in as many innings of work on Sunday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Perez once again was homer prone, as he gave up three long balls against the Toronto lineup on Sunday. He also walked four, and his ERA has ballooned to 9.67. It's impossible to trust Perez even against bad lineups right now, and he'll certainly be a starter to avoid when he pitches against the Red Sox next Sunday.
Apr 29 - 4:13 PM

Martin Perez held the Mariners to two runs over six innings in a win Sunday.

Perez gave up seven hits and a walk, but he did enough to limit the damage and pick up his second victory of the year. That said, even after Sunday's outing the southpaw owns a 9.82 ERA and 2.40 WHIP in his four starts, so those two wins have been something of a gift. The Blue Jays get their shot at Perez when the two teams meet up Saturday.
Apr 22 - 6:50 PM

Martin Perez was torched for eight runs -- seven earned -- in four innings by the Rays on Monday.

Perez allowed five runs in the first two innings, so the Rangers could have turned to the pen, particularly after the surprisingly lengthy start by Bartolo Colon on Sunday. Instead, they kept the left-hander in and sacrificed what chance they had of winning the game. Perez has a 13.14 ERA after three starts. His rotation spot should be safe for the long haul, but the Rangers might want to have him skip a turn in an effort to figure out what's wrong.
Apr 16 - 10:43 PM

Martin Perez was bombed for seven runs over just three innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Angels.

Perez retired the first two batters of the game, but the next five hitters reached and the Halos plated three runs. It was a sign of things to come, as the southpaw finished the night having surrendered nine hits and four walks over his three frames. Perez had an abbreviated spring training after an offseason injury to his non-throwing elbow, and he’s looked rusty in his first two starts. He’ll try for better results the next time out in Tampa.
Apr 10 - 11:26 PM

Martin Perez won his 2018 debut after allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday against the A's.

This is pretty much the standard Perez outing; last year, he pitched to a 4.82 ERA while averaging 5.8 innings per start. Three runs in 5 1/3 innings amounts to a 5.06 ERA. There's no fantasy value to be had here, but he'll be in the Texas rotation as long as he's healthy.
Apr 5 - 9:45 PM

Rangers activated LHP Martin Perez from the 10-day disabled list.

Perez will make his season debut on Thursday afternoon against the Athletics. He needed surgery on his non-throwing elbow in December and posted a 4.82 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, and 115/63 K/BB ratio over 185 innings last year with the Rangers. There's no fantasy upside here.
Apr 5 - 1:09 PM

Rangers placed LHP Martin Perez on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Perez needed surgery on his non-throwing elbow in December and didn't make his Cactus League debut until March 18. He'll stretch out a little more in the minors and join the Rangers' rotation in a week or two.
Mar 29 - 11:36 AM

Martin Perez served up four runs in five innings in Friday's loss to the Padres in Cactus League play.

He teed up gopherballs for Hunter Renfroe and Raffy Lopez. He struck out four, walked one and allowed eight base hits. This was just his second game of the spring schedule. He got a late start after undergoing surgery in December to repair a broken elbow in his non-throwing arm. The veteran left-hander will have a rotation slot with his name on it when he proves himself ready, which could be a week or two after Opening Day. He went 13-12 with a 4.82 ERA in 32 starts last year. He generated just 115 strikeouts in 185 innings.
Mar 24 - 1:02 AM

Martin Perez limited the Angels to one run on three hits over five innings in a Cactus League start Sunday.

Perez allowed three hits and a walk while striking out one in what was his spring debut. He'd been sidelined after offseason surgery to repair a fracture in his non-throwing elbow. Assuming he continues to show well, the southpaw should earn a spot in the Rangers' rotation to start the year.
Mar 18 - 9:06 PM

Martin Perez (elbow) said he will make his Cactus League debut on Sunday.

Perez threw around 75 pitches in a minor league game Monday and came out of it feeling fine. The left-hander needed surgery in December to repair a fracture in his non-throwing elbow and has been eased into action this spring, but it seems like he should be ready for the second week of the regular season.
Mar 15 - 2:34 PM

Martin Perez (elbow) will throw 75 pitches in a minor league game on Monday.

It will be his first game action of the spring. Perez had surgery in December to repair a fractured right (non-throwing) elbow, so the Rangers have brought him along slowly this spring. He's penciled in as the Rangers' No. 4 starter, though the club could give him some extra time to begin the year.
Mar 12 - 11:58 AM

Martin Perez (elbow) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

Perez is working his way back from surgery in December to repair a fractured right (non-throwing) elbow. In addition to the simulated game on Tuesday, he's set to begin fielding work this week. The southpaw still hopes to be ready for Opening Day, but even if he isn't, it sounds like he should be ready early on in the season.
Feb 26 - 9:18 AM

Martin Perez (elbow) has begun throwing off a mound.

He's not throwing full bullpen sessions yet, but the fact that Perez is throwing off a mound at all means he's a bit ahead of schedule following December surgery to repair a fractured right (non-throwing) elbow. The Rangers said after the operation that they expected Perez to miss the first month of the season, but the southpaw has indicated that he plans to be ready for Opening Day. It's early, but he would appear to have a shot to reach his goal.
Feb 9 - 2:21 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3Hanser Alberto
LF1Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Joe Palumbo
9Austin Bibens-Dirkx
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Matt Bush
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Tim Lincecum
7Chris Martin
8Jesse Chavez
9Ronald Herrera
10Jose Leclerc
11Ricardo Rodriguez