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Martin Perez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Martin Perez (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a half-mound next Tuesday in Rangers camp.
It'll be the first time throwing off a slope for Perez since he underwent Tommy John surgery last May. The left-hander is not expected to be an option for the Rangers' starting rotation until midseason. He can be ignored in most redraft fantasy leagues. Mar 5 - 11:08 AM

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The Rangers are expecting Martin Perez (elbow) to rejoin the rotation in July.

Perez has expanded his throwing program to 120 feet and plans to mix in some changeups with his fastball next week. The club says he's ahead of his rehab timetable from Tommy John surgery at the moment, though obviously he still has a long ways to go. "I feel like the ball is going fast," Perez said. "I’m doing good. I’m throwing every day again. I just want to do everything good, take my time and come back and help my team."
Feb 20 - 11:31 AM

Martin Perez (elbow) has begun playing long toss from a distance of 105 feet.

Perez told Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest that his surgically-repaired left elbow feels "great." But he had Tommy John in May, and the procedure usually takes over 13 months to recover from. Expect to see him in Arlington, Texas around late June or early July.
Jan 22 - 12:56 PM

Rangers GM Jon Daniels expects Martin Perez (elbow) to be ready around the 2015 All-Star break.

Daniels watched video of Perez throwing on Wednesday and noted that the left-hander was making progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Perez had the procedure in May, and full recovery usually takes close to 15 months. He could carry some fantasy value in the second half of the 2015 season.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 04:10:00 PM

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

Perez required Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in mid-May. He'll likely be out until around midseason next year.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:30:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 12:09:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 20, 2014 04:41:00 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.
Mon, May 19, 2014 03:40:00 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.
Sat, May 17, 2014 07:21:00 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.
Thu, May 15, 2014 05:29:00 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.
Wed, May 14, 2014 06:55:00 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.
Wed, May 14, 2014 04:15:00 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.
Mon, May 12, 2014 07:27:00 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.
Sun, May 11, 2014 02:33:00 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.
Sat, May 10, 2014 11:50:00 PM

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