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Martin Perez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Martin Perez will have his next start moved to Saturday.
He was originally lined up to face the Blue Jays on Wednesday but instead will get an extra three days of rest. The Rangers are just playing it safe with Perez, who is only 16 months removed from Tommy John surgery. Right-hander Colby Lewis will start in his place on Wednesday. Aug 22 - 5:47 PM

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Martin Perez gave up three runs over five innings Thursday in a loss to the Tigers.

It's the sixth time in his seven starts that Perez has allowed three earned runs or fewer. Unfortunately, that other start was so bad that he has a 5.30 ERA anyway. His 21/11 K/BB ratio over 37 innings isn't very impressive, but he's yet to give up a homer during his comeback.
Aug 20 - 10:25 PM

Martin Perez was handed a no-decision in Friday's contest with the Rays, yielding three runs (two earned) on eight hits over six innings.

Perez struck out one and walked one on the evening. The Rays did their damage with a run in the second inning and another two in the third. For the season, the 24-year-old southpaw is pitching to an ugly 5.29 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over five starts. He'll try to right the ship when he takes on the Mariners next Wednesday afternoon.
Aug 15 - 1:42 AM

Martin Perez turned in a strong start in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Giants, tossing 8 1/3 innings of one-run ball.

For reference's sake, Perez allowed eight runs against the Yankees in his last start. Eight runs in just the second inning. This could have been enough to send most mortals into dark waters, but Perez showed mental fortitude in bouncing back against the Giants on Sunday. He allowed just two hits and struck out six without walking a batter over his 8 1/3 innings of work. On the whole, he holds a 6.64 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across four starts. A road start against the Mariners awaits as he tries to continue to work that ERA down.
Aug 2 - 6:58 PM

Martin Perez completely fell off the rails in the second inning Tuesday, serving up eight runs without recording an out in a loss to the Yankees.

Perez cruised through the first inning, allowing a baserunner due to catcher's interference but otherwise getting through it unscathed. That was not the case in the second, when he gave up seven hits -- including three doubles -- and a HBP before being removed. Two more inherited runs scored after Perez left the game. Perez carried a 4.91 ERA into the contest, but he left with a 10.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP through three starts. An interleague matchup with the Giants is in store on Sunday.
Jul 29 - 12:50 AM

Martin Perez allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over six innings in Wednesday afternoon's no-decision against the Rockies.

Perez walked four and struck out two in the contest. He was making his second start since being activated from the disabled list on July 13, having missed the entirety of the season to that point as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. In his two starts since his return, he's now allowed seven runs in 11 innings. Despite his somewhat expected struggles since coming back from the injury, he's worth a flier in deeper AL-only formats, though owners shouldn't expect too much. At least at this point. A home start against the Yankees looms on the schedule.
Jul 22 - 7:05 PM

Martin Perez struggled in his return from the disabled list on Friday, allowing three runs on nine hits over five innings in a losing effort against the Astros.

Perez struck out two and walked two in the ballgame. The good news, is that he came through the outing healthy and exhibited good velocity throughout the game. While he's likely to show inconsistency in his return from Tommy John surgery, he could be worth a look in AL-only leagues. He should probably be avoided next week though as he travels to Coors Field to take on the Rockies on Wednesday.
Jul 17 - 11:25 PM

Rangers activated LHP Martin Perez from the 60-day disabled list.

He'll make his season debut on Friday in Houston. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Perez was touched up for five runs on 12 hits over six innings in his final rehab start Sunday. While that pushed his ERA in six rehab outings to 4.56, he boasted a 25/3 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings. As is the case with most post-Tommy John victims, there figure to be some ups and downs with Perez. He's worth a look in deeper leagues, though.
Jul 13 - 5:37 PM

Martin Perez (elbow) was hit hard in his final minor league rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, allowing five runs on 12 hits over six innings.

One positive thing to take away from the outing is that the southpaw didn't walk a batter while striking out four. He'll rejoin the Rangers rotation next weekend and could be worth a look in deeper mixed leagues.
Jul 12 - 11:02 PM

Martin Perez (elbow) could make one more rehab start before rejoining the Rangers' rotation.

Perez went six innings in his last outing on Tuesday and has pitched well on his rehab assignment, posting a 3.66 ERA and 21/3 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 frames. It appears the Rangers want to give him one final tune-up, though, before likely re-inserting him into their rotation next weekend.
Jul 10 - 10:26 AM

Martin Perez (elbow) will make his next minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Round Rock.

Perez was recently pulled off his rehab stint due to a groin injury, but he returned to action Monday with Double-A Frisco and allowed one run over three innings. The young left-hander is expected to make four more rehab starts before returning from Tommy John surgery at the start of the second half.
Jun 25 - 5:09 PM

Martin Perez (elbow, groin) resumed his minor league rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Frisco and allowed one run over three innings.

Perez was recently pulled off his rehab stint due to a groin injury, but he's feeling better now. The lone run scored Monday on a leadoff homer, but he was solid otherwise, allowing a total of two hits and one walk while striking out four. The southpaw was clocked at 94 mph on the radar gun and threw 28 out of 39 pitches for strikes. He's slated to make four more starts before making his return to the Rangers. Perez is making his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
Jun 23 - 10:22 AM

Martin Perez (elbow, groin) will resume his minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Monday.

Perez threw a successful bullpen session on Friday without any issues and has been cleared to return to game action. He continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery with an eye on rejoining the Rangers rotation in July.
Jun 19 - 8:43 PM

Martin Perez (elbow, groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday.

If all goes well, Perez will resume a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Monday. The southpaw is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, but was recently pulled off his rehab stint with a groin injury.
Jun 18 - 6:00 PM

Martin Perez (elbow, groin) is on track to resume a minor league rehab assignment Monday.

Perez made it through a bullpen session Tuesday without experiencing any discomfort in his groin or elbow. He's on his way back from Tommy John surgery and had to be shut down last week after tweaking his groin in a rehab start at Double-A Frisco. If he can avoid further setbacks, Perez could become an option for the Rangers' starting rotation in early July.
Jun 16 - 4:50 PM

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