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Martin Perez | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Martin Perez was knocked around in a losing effort against the Angels on Wednesday, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits over six innings.
Perez walked three and struck out two in the ballgame. The Angels jumped on him early in this one, pounding out four runs in the first inning including a three-run blast by Jefry Marte. It has been a rough season for the young southpaw, posting a troublesome 4.37 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 119 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back on track when he takes on the Athletics at home on Tuesday. Jul 21 - 1:03 AM

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Martin Perez surrendered six runs -- five earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Cubs.

He was actually pitching pretty well until the bottom of the sixth inning, when the Cubs tacked on five runs on four hits, two walks, and a bad Prince Fielder throwing error. Perez has struggled mightily over his last two outings and now has an ERA above 4.00 for the year. Granted, he's faced the Red Sox and Cubs. A road start against the Angels is next and should go a little more smoothly.
Jul 15 - 5:12 PM

Martin Perez was lit up for 11 runs -- seven earned -- in four innings by the Red Sox on Wednesday.

It certainly didn't help matters than Perez had to pitch around three errors in a five-run second inning, but it's not like he was any good in his other three frames. His ERA jumped from 3.39 to 3.85 in his final start before the break. He's struck out just 52 batters in 107 2/3 innings to date.
Jul 7 - 12:30 AM

Martin Perez logged a quality start in Friday's no-decision against the Twins, allowing two runs on five hits over his seven frames.

Perez walked three and struck out four on the night. All of the damage against him came on one mighty blow off the bat of Trevor Plouffe in the seventh inning, just after the Rangers had scored two runs to give him the lead. The left-hander now sports a 3.39 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he does battle against the Red Sox in Boston.
Jul 1 - 11:54 PM

Martin Perez held the Red Sox to one run over six innings Sunday in the Rangers' 6-2 win.

Texas had a three-run lead after the first inning and Perez went into cruise control from there, scattering six hits and two walks across six solid frames. The one run he gave up came on a Bryce Brentz solo shot in the top of the sixth. Perez will carry a 7-4 record and 3.44 ERA into his next start on the road against the Twins.
Jun 26 - 6:22 PM

Martin Perez gave up four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Texas' offense rallied again versus the St. Louis bullpen to sweep the big three-game weekend series at Busch Stadium. Perez gave up eight hits -- including homers to Stephen Piscotty and Matt Holliday -- while walking three and striking out none. He'll try for better results next time out against the Red Sox.
Jun 19 - 5:34 PM

Martin Perez allowed four runs on nine hits over seven innings in Tuesday's win over the A's.

Perez received a whopping 10 runs of support, which allowed him to survive a somewhat shaky outing. He struck out just one on the evening. Three of the four runs on his line scored in the sixth inning, when Khris Davis, Billy Butler and Josh Phegley came through with an RBI single, sacrifice fly and RBI double (respectively). The 25-year-old Perez will carry a 3.38 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into his next scheduled start, a road date with the Cardinals.
Jun 15 - 2:46 AM

Martin Perez pitched six innings of two-run ball in defeating the Astros on Thursday.

Par for the course from Perez this year; all 13 starts of his starts have ranged between five and seven innings and he's allowed a total of 28 earned runs. This is actually the sixth time he's allowed exactly two earned runs in exactly six innings.
Jun 9 - 5:51 PM

Martin Perez gave up three runs in six innings but pitched well enough to register a quality start and earn a win in a 10-4 Rangers victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

Perez managed to scatter nine base hits over his six innings of work. He struck out only one batter and walked only one as well. Perez has walked nearly as many hitters as he has whiffed this season but has somehow kept the damage to a minimum. His next start will come against the Astros at home on Thursday.
Jun 5 - 1:47 AM

Martin Perez limited the Pirates to two runs over six innings Sunday to earn his third win.

Perez gave up an RBI double to Andrew McCutchen in the top of the first inning and a solo homer to David Freese in the top of the third, but he settled in from there. The left-hander wound up with three strikeouts against one walk, moving to 3-4 on the year with a 3.12 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 40/31 K/BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings. When his control is right Perez can be pretty effective, and his control has been right over the last several weeks. He'll face the Mariners at home next.
May 29 - 5:58 PM

Martin Perez threw six scoreless innings in a win over the Angels on Tuesday.

Perez yielded five hits, all singles, and walked two in the outing. He also struck out six. The southpaw has been both lucky and good through 10 starts, posting a 3.13 ERA with a less impressive 1.33 WHIP -- inflated by 30 walks in 60 1/3 innings -- overall. Perez will try to piggyback off Tuesday's success when he takes on the Indians on Monday.
May 24 - 11:43 PM

Martin Perez surrendered four runs on eight hits over seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

Perez struck out three and walked two on the afternoon. After allowing three runs in the first inning courtesy of RBI singles from Danny Valencia and Marcus Semien, the 25-year-old southpaw kept the scoreboard clean until the sixth inning, when World's Hottest Bat Khris Davis slugged a solo home run. Perez will carry a 3.48 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 31/28 K/BB ratio (54 1/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a home showdown with the Angels.
May 18 - 6:09 PM

Martin Perez allowed two runs (one earned) over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.

Perez held the Blue Jays scoreless until the sixth. He struck out three and walked three in the loss. The southpaw has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven out of his eight starts, but he has just one win to show for it thus far. While he holds a 3.23 ERA, his 28/26 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings indicates that he’s likely in for some correction in the days ahead.
May 14 - 1:36 AM

Martin Perez overcame five walks to limit the Tigers to two runs over six innings in a no-decision on Sunday.

Perez helped negate his unsightly walk total by allowing just two hits. He also struck out seven, exiting after six innings having thrown 105 pitches (64 strikes). A Miguel Cabrera RBI double and (what else?) a bases-loaded walk to Justin Upton in the third inning accounted for the runs scored against him. Through seven starts, the 25-year-old southpaw holds a 3.51 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 25/23 K/BB ratio across 41 innings. Until he is able to fine-tune his control, he makes for a dodgy fantasy play. A home start against the Blue Jays shows next on his schedule.
May 8 - 4:37 PM

Martin Perez spun five scoreless innings but settled for a no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Perez had to pitch out of trouble a few times, ultimately allowing four hits and three walks but keeping the Jays off the scoreboard. He was in line to pick up his second win of the season before Shawn Tolleson blew a save in the ninth. Perez is throwing harder this season, but he still holds an ugly 18/18 K/BB ratio over 35 frames. He'll take on the Tigers in Detroit over the weekend.
May 3 - 11:45 PM

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