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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 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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Martin Perez allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings, but walked away with the win over the Red Sox in Tuesday's start.

Perez allowed just one run through six innings, but came out for the seventh and ran out of gas. He was on the hook for three runs in the inning. Overall, Perez surrendered eight hits, walked three, and struck out three. Despite lackluster results, there have been some positives to take away from Perez's first two starts of the season.
Apr 8 - 9:27 PM

Martin Perez pitched well but got the no-decision, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's start against the Phillies.

Perez had his stuff working early, recording five of his seven strikeouts in the first three innings. Overall, he allowed seven hits and did not issue a walk. Martin was consistently rated a top-100 prospect, earning the honor in 2009-13 from Baseball America. With an opportunity to contribute in the Rangers' injury-ravaged rotation, he could be a key performer for them in the early going.
Apr 1 - 11:29 PM

Martin Perez allowed five runs in five innings during Tuesday's start against the Brewers.

The lefty was solid through three innings but was victimized twice by Carlos Gomez. Gomez doubled and scored on a ground out in the fourth, then blasted a three-run homer in the fifth. Overall, Perez allowed five hits and a walk while striking out three. His Cactus League ERA jumps to 6.23 with the effort.
Mar 18 - 5:57 PM

Martin Perez gave up one run on three hits and two walks over three innings against the Giants Thursday.

He struck out a pair on the night. Perez's control has been shaky this spring, as he's walked seven over eight innings, but he hasn't let the free passes hurt him too badly. The left-hander has breakout potential this season.
Mar 13 - 10:36 PM

Martin Perez struggled with his command in Friday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering two runs on two hits and three free passes in his three innings of work.

The 22-year-old southpaw racked up two strikeouts in the game. All of the damage against him came on a two-run blast by Hanley Ramirez in the first inning, which proved to be the difference in the game. He'll need to improve his command before taking the step forward to becoming a reliable mixed league hurler.
Mar 7 - 7:23 PM

Martin Perez allowed one run over two innings against the Athletics Saturday.

Perez gave up one hit and two walks over his two innings of work. The left-hander also struck out one. The 22-year-old received a four-year extension in November and should be an important part of the Rangers' rotation this season.
Mar 1 - 7:28 PM

Martin Perez is working on adding a cutter to his arsenal.

Perez wasn't happy with his cutter when he experimented with it a couple of times late last year, but he's going to try it again so that he'll have another "power pitch" at his disposal. "Everybody knows I have a good changeup, but I wanted something with speed," said Perez. "This year, my curve is better and I wanted to try the cutter. In the past, I tried it and if it wasn’t good, I’d throw it out. But now I’ve got more confidence. I can throw it and I feel great." Perez, who turns 23 in April, posted a 3.62 ERA and 84/37 K/BB ratio in 124 1/3 innings (20 starts) last season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 25 - 8:58 AM

Rangers signed LHP Martin Perez to a four-year contract extension with club options for 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The deal carries $12.5 million in guaranteed salary. Perez wasn't even going to be arbitration-eligible until 2016, but the Rangers loved the progress that he made this year and could wind up saving money in the long run if the young lefty continues to develop into a front-line starter. Perez, 22, posted a 3.62 ERA and 84/37 K/BB ratio in 124 1/3 innings (20 starts) for Texas in 2013.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 03:16:00 PM

Martin Perez was charged with three runs on four hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Rays.

Perez was shaky in the first, as he allowed the first four runners to reach base before escaping with just one run scored. The young lefty mostly looked good after that but made a critical mistake in leaving a first-pitch fastball over the plate in the third that Evan Longoria put over the right field wall. Perez finishes his solid rookie season with a 3.62 ERA.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 11:35:00 PM

Martin Perez allowed three runs over seven innings of work in a win over the Astros on Wednesday.

After losing his previous two decisions, Perez ends the season on a high note with his 10th win. The lefty gave up six hits and a walk while punching out eight in the effort. Perez may garner some Rookie of the Year votes in a wide open American League race after going 10-5 with a 3.55 ERA over 19 starts.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 11:31:00 PM

Martin Perez gave up just one run over 5 2/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Royals.

Perez gave up seven hits and walked four, but an RBI double by Justin Maxwell in the second inning was the only damage the Royals could muster against him. The 22-year-old southpaw has a 3.54 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 71/34 K/BB ratio over 112 innings this season. He'll finish his rookie campaign with a promising matchup against the last-place Astros next week.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 11:20:00 PM

Martin Perez logged a quality start in Sunday’s loss to the Athletics, allowing three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Perez walked a pair and struck out three on the afternoon. Most of the damage against him stemmed from his inability to keep the ball in the yard, as Josh Donaldson and Chris Young each tagged him for solo homers. The 22-year-old southpaw has more than held his own this season, posting a 3.64 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 68/30 K/BB ratio through 106 1/3 innings. He’ll attempt to get back in the win column when he takes on the Royals in Kansas City on Friday.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 06:15:00 PM

Martin Perez allowed four runs over five innings in a loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.

Perez had won his last six starts and hadn't lost a decision since July 21 heading into Tuesday's game, but the Pirates got to him for nine hits and two walks in five innings of work. He's benefited from some generous run support, but the fact remains that the 22-year-old is still 9-4 with a 3.60 ERA in 16 starts this year. He'll look to get back in the win column at the Rays on Monday.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 12:47:00 AM

Martin Perez fired seven innings of one-run ball, striking out five, in Tuesday's win over Oakland.

He surrendered eight hits, but Perez' control (zero walks) kept him out of serious danger. The 22-year-old southpaw has won five consecutive starts, improving to 9-3 with a 3.41 ERA. Perez has an intriguing matchup upcoming against the Pirates, an 81-57 unit with aspirations of halting one of baseball's hottest starters.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 01:40:00 AM

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1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Jurickson Profar
2Donnie Murphy
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SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
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LF1Shin-Soo Choo
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RF1Alex Rios
DH1Mitch Moreland
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S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Tanner Scheppers
5Martin Perez
6Colby Lewis
7Robbie Ross
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5Shawn Tolleson
6Joseph Ortiz
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