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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 held the Yankees to two runs over six innings Wednesday for his first win of 2016.
Perez walked two and gave up six hits, including a fourth-inning homer to Alex Rodriguez, but he out-dueled Yankees starter CC Sabathia for six innings and the Rangers' bullpen registered zeros in the seventh, eighth, and ninth. Perez will carry a 1-2 record and 4.20 ERA into his next start on the road against the Blue Jays. Apr 27 - 11:10 PM

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Martin Perez was hit hard in Friday's loss to the White Sox, surrendering five runs on five hits over 5 2/3 frames.

Perez walked two and struck out two on the evening. The young left-hander has struggled through his first four outings, posting a 4.50 ERA (5.08 xFIP) and 1.38 WHIP. He'll once again head in search of his first victory when he takes on the Yankees at home on Wednesday.
Apr 22 - 11:11 PM

Martin Perez pitched well in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, allowing two runs on six hits over his six innings.

Perez punched out six on the night while issuing two free passes. After allowing a run in the first inning, he settled in nicely and kept the O's dangerous bats at bay until he was chased in the seventh. Perez left with a comfortable lead, though the Rangers bullpen was unable to protect his victory. He'll head into Thursday's start against the Astros with a 3.44 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 9/11 K/BB ratio through his 18 1/3 innings.
Apr 15 - 11:14 PM

Martin Perez gave up four runs -- three earned -- over 4 1/3 innings of work against the Rockies on Monday.

He permitted seven hits while walking two and striking out four. The left-hander has not put together one excellent start and one shaky one this spring. Perez has never made more than 20 starts in a season but will hope to have his first full campaign in 2016 as he further distances himself from Tommy John surgery.
Mar 21 - 7:27 PM

Martin Perez started his spring strong with one earned run over four innings against the Indians on Tuesday.

Due to his durability issues in the past, Perez got off to a delayed start this Cactus League season. The move seems to have paid off, for now. He pitched four innings with four strikeouts and only one walk on Tuesday afternoon in Arizona. The left-hander returned from Tommy John surgery in the middle of last season, and the primary goal right now is for him to stay healthy.
Mar 15 - 7:15 PM

Martin Perez gave up three runs on six hits over five-plus innings of work as the Rangers dropped Game 3 of the ALDS to the Blue Jays on Sunday night.

Perez also issued three free passes while striking out two on the evening. He pitched himself in and out of trouble most of the night, with the Jays scratching out single runs in the third and fourth innings, then breaking the game open while chasing Perez in the sixth. He would take the ball in Game 3 of 4 of the ALCS should the Rangers advance to the next round.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 11:20:00 PM

Martin Perez will start ALDS Game 3 against the Blue Jays.

Perez registered a 3.38 ERA over his final 66 2/3 innings (11 starts) during the regular season. Yovani Gallardo is starting Game 1 on Thursday and Cole Hamels will take Game 2 on Friday. Derek Holland and Colby Lewis will both be available out of the bullpen in Game 1.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Martin Perez turned in a great start against the Angels on Friday, allowing just one run on four hits over seven innings.

Perez struck out four and walked one on the evening. The lone run to score against him came on a C.J. Cron RBI single in the very first inning. Otherwise, nothin' doing for the Angels with Martin on the mound. This season, he showed some flashes, though his 4.46 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 48/24 K/BB ratio over 78 2/3 innings leave a little something to be desired. The 24-year-old southpaw will try to improve on those numbers next spring.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:06:00 PM

Martin Perez was on-point in Sunday's loss to the Astros, yielding two runs (none earned) on five hits over six innings.

Perez struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. A two-run double by Jake Marisnick in the second inning would bring home both runs on his line, though neither was earned. Despite Sunday's decent outing, the 24-year-old southpaw's 2015 campaign has mostly been a struggle. He'll carry a 4.77 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 44/23 K/BB ratio (across 71 2/3 innings) into his final start of the season, a Friday home date with the Angels.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 05:24:00 PM

Martin Perez struggled in a no-decision on Tuesday, giving up five runs (four earned) in four innings, but the Rangers still beat the Athletics on Tuesday.

Three of the runs came in the second inning, when Perez gave up two walks, two triples, and a single. They were three of six hits he allowed on the night along with three walks and three strikeouts. The lefty has a poor 5.21 ERA with a 1.54 WHIP and a 38/22 K/BB ratio over 65 2/3 innings. Perez will start in Houston against the Astros next.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 01:52:00 AM

Martin Perez limited the Astros to one run over seven innings to pick up an easy win on Wednesday.

Perez took the hill in the second inning with a 6-0 lead, so it was a comfortable night in Texas. He worked around nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts. It marks the best of his 11 starts since making his season debut on July 17. Martin has a 4.96 ERA with a 1.49 WHIP and a 35/19 K/BB ratio over 61 2/3 innings. The Athletics await him in a road start next week.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:59:00 PM

Martin Perez scuffled his way through Wednesday's loss to the Mariners, surrendering five runs on seven hits over five innings.

Perez surrendered two-run homers to Mark Trumbo and Kyle Seager in the third and fifth innings, respectively. He's allowed at least three runs in each of his last four starts and will take a 5.43 ERA and 1.50 WHIP into his next start, an inter-divisional home showdown with the Astros.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 12:52:00 AM

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.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 05:47:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 10:25:00 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.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 01:42:00 AM

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