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Martin Perez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Martin Perez (elbow) is scheduled to begin a throwing program in November.
Perez underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in mid-May and probably won't be an option for the Rangers' rotation until June 2015. The 23-year-old left-hander owns a 4.13 ERA in 213 2/3 career innings. Sep 29 - 12:09 PM

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Rangers transferred LHP Martin Perez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Perez underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Monday. He will be out until mid-2015.
May 20 - 4:41 PM

Martin Perez had Tommy John surgery on Monday.

The season-ending reconstructive elbow procedure went according to plan. Perez is likely to be sidelined through at least the first two months of the 2015 season.
May 19 - 3:40 PM

Martin Perez is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Monday.

Perez was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow earlier this week and can now be ruled out through the first couple months of the 2015 season. He opened 2014 in a terrific groove but had allowed a total of 19 earned runs over his last three starts -- a signal that something was seriously wrong. The 23-year-old southpaw owns a 4.13 career ERA (101 ERA+) in 213 2/3 major league innings.
May 17 - 7:21 PM

Martin Perez (elbow) told Venezuelan publication Lavinotinto that he will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Perez was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow earlier this week, so surgery considered inevitable. The 23-year-old has yet to schedule a date for surgery, but he's done for the season and figures to miss the early part of 2015, as well.
May 15 - 5:29 PM

Martin Perez was diagnosed with a partial tear of the UCL in his left elbow.

Torn elbow ligaments and Tommy John surgery go hand in hand, and it's already been identified as an option for the 23-year-old. A non-surgical option also exists, and Perez will consult with the Rangers on the next move. Either way, we're not likely to see the left-hander back any time soon.
May 14 - 6:55 PM

Rangers placed LHP Martin Perez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 11, with left elbow inflammation.

Perez is out indefinitely, but the Rangers are hopeful that he won't require surgery. Nick Tepesch is joining the rotation in his place.
May 14 - 4:15 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that an MRI on Martin Perez's "revealed no hard evidence of a tear to the ulnar collateral ligament."

Good to hear. Grant does note that Perez has "significant inflammation in the area" and is undergoing further tests on the elbow. He'll miss one start, but the Rangers have yet to place him on the disabled list. It's certainly good news overall, but you have to figure they'll ultimately play it safely and shut down Perez for a bit even if he does just have inflammation. Nick Tepesch is starting in Perez's place Wednesday.
May 12 - 7:27 PM

Martin Perez will undergo an MRI on his sore left elbow.

Well, that's no good. Perez will miss at least one start, but obviously the Rangers are hoping it's not a serious injury. The left-hander had a 26-inning scoreless streak last month but has been blasted for 19 runs over his last three starts. Perhaps the elbow was at least partly to blame for his struggles. Nick Tepesch will start Wednesday in Perez's place.
May 11 - 2:33 PM

Martin Perez gave up six runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.

That's three lousy starts in a row (19 ER in 13 1/3 IP) for Perez after a streak of 26 scoreless innings in the previous three. His season ERA now stands at 4.38. That's a bit higher than we'd expect him to end up with come Sept. 30, but he doesn't project as being particularly valuable in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
May 10 - 11:50 PM

Martin Perez surrendered five runs in five innings Monday to take a loss to the Rockies at Coors Field.

After posting a 1.42 ERA in his first five starts, Perez has been lit up for 13 runs his last two times out, and he gave up his first two homers of the year tonight. This probably isn't so much a sign of things to come as it is a correction; Perez should remain an asset in the middle of the Texas rotation, but he doesn't project as a particularly useful mixed-league starter.
May 6 - 12:35 AM

Martin Perez got lit up by the Athletics on Tuesday, allowing eight runs over 4 2/3 innings in the loss.

Perez rolled over the A's just six days ago, allowing three hits in a complete game shutout. In fact, he'd turned in 27 straight scoreless innings before the outing. Tuesday was a different story, as the A's got to him for eight hits and three walks. The loss is the first of the year for the left-hander, inflating his ERA from 1.42 to 2.95. His task doesn't get much easier next week when he travels to take on the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday.
Apr 29 - 11:18 PM

Martin Perez threw his second straight complete game shutout on Wednesday, limiting the A's to three hits in the Rangers' 3-0 victory.

It was actually Perez' third straight start in which he's gone at least eight shutout innings. On Wednesday, Perez had the sinker working, inducing 17 groundouts while striking out just three. He now owns a 4-0 record, 1.42 ERA and 0.92 WHIP through 38 innings of work this season. He'll look to keep his scoreless streak going against this same Athletics club Tuesday.
Apr 23 - 6:46 PM

Martin Perez was terrific in his first career shutout on Friday, scattering just three hits and striking out nine against the White Sox.

Perez needed just 109 pitches to complete his masterpiece. The 23-year-old southpaw has been dominant through his first four starts, compiling a 1.86 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 20/7 K/BB ratio in 29 innings. He'll look to extend that success when he takes on the Athletics in Oakland on Wednesday.
Apr 18 - 11:16 PM

Martin Perez held the Astros scoreless for eight innings Sunday, getting the win in the Rangers' 1-0 victory.

Perez gave up five singles and walked three, striking out just two in his eight innings. The lefty benefited from four double plays in the game. Perez moved to 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA through three starts. He'll face the White Sox next weekend in his next time out.
Apr 13 - 5:55 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Guilder Rodriguez
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
3Ed Lucas
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
4Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
3Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Alfredo Figaro
11Jon Edwards
12Pedro Figueroa
13Michael Kirkman
14Lisalverto Bonilla