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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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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels expressed some reservations about Martin Perez pitching for Team Venezuela in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
"There’s no data to suggest it’s any more dangerous. We’re just protective. This guy is meaningful to our fortunes this season," Daniels said. Perez tossed a career-high 198 2/3 frames this past season, but even beyond that, the 2016 season was his first full campaign since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of 2014. Despite their low-simmering concerns, it is expected that the Rangers will allow Perez to play for Team Venezuela this spring. Wed, Dec 14, 2016 06:19:00 PM

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Martin Perez allowed three runs -- two earned -- in three innings Sunday in his start against the Rays.

The scary thing for the Rangers is that Perez's 4.97 ERA over the last month actually ranks as the second best among the six starters on the staff. Yu Darvish is at 4.40, Cole Hamels is at 5.86, Derek Holland is at 5.96, Colby Lewis is at 6.38 and A.J. Griffin is at 7.94. Perez and Lewis figure to get the final two spots in the ALDS rotation against the Jays or Orioles.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Martin Perez was lit up for eight runs in 6 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers.

Not that it probably mattered in a game in which the Rangers scored just three runs, but how do you let Perez give up eight runs, the last three coming in the seventh, while employing a 20-man September bullpen? Perez had been on little role lately, turning in four straight quality starts, but he still doesn't inspire much confidence. He's 10-11 with a 4.37 ERA for the season.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 12:18:00 AM

Martin Perez held the Angels to two runs over seven innings, settling for a no-decision in the Rangers' 3-2 victory.

The left-hander gave up just four hits and didn't walk anyone on the night, needing a mere 79 pitches to get through his seven innings. However, three of the hits and both runs came in his last two frames, so the Rangers decided that was enough. Perez has notched four straight quality starts. He'll take a 4.14 ERA into Oakland this weekend.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 12:16:00 AM

Martin Perez allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

Perez struck out three and walked two on the evening. All four runs on his line scored within the first three innings. He settled down by degrees after the third. A road start against the Astros shows next on his schedule. He will bring a 4.25 ERA and 1.43 WHIP to the mound for that one.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 01:59:00 AM

Martin Perez hurled six scoreless innings Wednesday in the Rangers' victory over the Mariners.

Perez flirted with danger, yielding three walks and seven hits, but he was able to operate confidently in situations that required damage control and the Rangers' offense backed him with a whopping 14 runs on 12 hits. Perez now stands 9-10 with a 4.30 season ERA. He will take on the Mariners again next week.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 05:16:00 PM

Martin Perez was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Indians, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over his 5 2/3 innings.

Perez struck out two and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. The Indians scratched out a few early runs against him, then scratched out three more in the sixth to put the game away. The left-hander has really struggled this season, compiling a 4.45 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 163 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back on track on Wednesday against the Mariners.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:25:00 PM

Martin Perez struggled in Sunday's loss to the Rays, surrendering six runs on five hits over six innings.

Perez struck out five and walked three on the afternoon. Evan Longoria burned him for an RBI double in the third inning to open the scoring. Five more runs would come home in the next frame, highlighted by a three-run home run off the bat of Logan Forsythe. Perez will try for better results when he brings his 4.27 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into a home start against the Indians next time out.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 05:30:00 PM

Martin Perez struck out six while yielding two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings in Monday's 5-2 victory over the Athletics.

The A's got out to a two-run lead with a couple tallies in the first two innings, but Perez really settled in and the Rangers' offense eventually went to work. The left-hander gave up only five hits and one walk over his seven innings of work. Perez will carry a 4.09 ERA into Tampa this weekend.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 11:43:00 PM

Martin Perez held the Rockies to just one run in 5 2/3 frames but had to settle for a no-decision in a game the Rangers won 5-4 on Wednesday.

He struck out three batters, issued two bases-on-balls and allowed four base hits in the ballgame. He left with a 3-1 lead but that advantage was squandered by the bullpen later in the contest. His ERA nudges downward to 4.22 as his record holds at 7-8. Perez has somehow kept his ERA respectable despite a woeful 70 strikeouts and 60 walks in 145 innings.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 01:14:00 AM

Martin Perez struggled in Friday's loss to the Astros, giving up five runs on eight hits over his seven frames.

Perez also issued three free passes while striking out four on the night. Most of the damage against him came during a four-run uprising in the third inning, keyed by a two-run single from Carlos Correa. The left-hander continues to be maddeningly inconsistent, compiling a 4.33 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 67/58 K/BB ratio on the season. He'll look to get back on track on Wednesday against the Rockies.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 11:03:00 PM

Martin Perez limited the Royals to one run on four hits in seven innings and took a no-decision in the Rangers' 2-1 walk-off win on Saturday.

He struck out five batters while walking three. Perez has been walking a tightrope this year. He has a very poor 63/55 K/BB ratio in 132 1/3 innings but has managed a decent 4.22 ERA anyway. The lack of strikeouts makes him an unattractive fantasy option.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 01:03:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 05:12:00 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.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 12:30:00 AM

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