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Martin Perez | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TEX
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Martin Perez held the Tigers to two runs over six innings Monday for his seventh win of 2017.
Justin Upton popped Perez for a two-run homer in the top of the first inning, but the 26-year-old left-hander settled in nicely from there and got six runs of support from the Detroit offense. He struck out two and walked one. Perez will bring a 7-10 record, 5.08 ERA, and 1.56 WHIP into his next start at home against the White Sox. Aug 14 - 11:13 PM

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Martin Perez yielded just three hits across eight frames of one-run ball in Tuesday’s 5-1 victory over the Mets.

Perez was in control all day, as he struck out five, didn’t walk a batter and needed only 89 pitches to cover his eight innings. The only blemish was a solo homer served up to lefty killer Wilmer Flores. Perez probably could’ve easily finished the game, but the Rangers elected to pinch-hit for him in the top of the ninth. It’s the left-hander’s best outing of the season and the first time since mid-May that he didn’t issue a single walk. He’ll get the Tigers and White Sox at home next week.
Aug 9 - 3:46 PM

Martin Perez was knocked around for seven runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Friday.

Perez gave up nine hits, including three homers. He put himself in an early hole by allowing a leadoff homer to Brian Dozier and a three-run shot to Robbie Grossman in the first inning. The 26-year-old southpaw has lost four straight outings and has an ugly 5.46 ERA through 21 starts on the year. He’s not a fantasy option.
Aug 5 - 1:15 AM

Martin Perez surrendered eight runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Perez kept the Orioles off the scoreboard until the fourth inning, when they broke through with four runs. There were no pyrotechnics in the frame, rather a bevy of RBI singles -- Trey Mancini, Chris Davis and Welington Castillo all picked up run-scoring knocks in the inning. The Orioles would drive him from the game with four more runs in the fifth, with a two-run homer by Jonathan Schoop serving as the big blow. Perez has pitched to an ugly 5.13 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 20 starts this season and will do battle with the Twins in Minneapolis next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 30 - 6:56 PM

Martin Perez gave up three earned runs over seven innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins.

Giancarlo Stanton did his thing in the top of the first inning, belting a two-run homer to left field to put Miami up 2-0. Perez settled in from there, but the Rangers' offense provided him with zero runs of support as he fell to 5-8 on the season. The left-hander will carry a 4.67 ERA into his next scheduled start at home versus the Orioles.
Jul 24 - 10:44 PM

Martin Perez surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in six-plus innings and suffered a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

He gave up a home run to the first batter he faced in the game (Adam Jones) and allowed two more runs in the third inning, but made it all the way into the seventh before being knocked from the game. He was charged with the first two of the seven runs the Orioles plated in that frame. Martin gave up seven hits and one walk while fanning three in the sub-par outing. His record falls to 5-7 with a 4.63 ERA through 18 starts. He owns a mediocre 68/38 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 101 innings.
Jul 19 - 10:15 PM

Martin Perez will start the Rangers' first game after the All-Star break on Friday in Kansas City.

Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish will follow him in the next two games against the Royals. Perez holds a 4.60 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 16 starts for the Rangers this season.
Jul 9 - 1:07 PM

Martin Perez yielded five runs -- two earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Monday against the Red Sox in his return from the disabled list.

It should have been two runs in six innings for Perez, but a Rougned Odor error extended the sixth and the Red Sox scored three unearned runs, the final two coming after Perez was replaced. Perez was pitching tonight after missing one start with a fractured right (non-throwing) thumb.
Jul 4 - 1:29 AM

Rangers activated LHP Martin Perez from the 10-day disabled list.

Perez will rejoin the rotation Monday at home against the Red Sox. He missed a week and a half with a fractured right (non-throwing) thumb.
Jul 3 - 5:23 PM

Martin Perez (thumb) is expected to start Monday against the Red Sox.

It was reported Friday that Perez still wasn't able to squeeze his glove shut due to his fractured right (non-throwing) thumb. However, he has a makeshift guard inserted into the thumb hole to protect him and it sounds like he's ready to go. Yu Darvish will start Tuesday and Andrew Cashner will go Wednesday for the Rangers.
Jul 2 - 10:14 AM

Martin Perez (thumb) remains unable to squeeze his glove shut.

Perez has a fractured right (non-throwing) thumb and also a torn fingernail. He's throwing off a mound with no issues, but the Rangers won't clear him to rejoin the rotation until he's able to field his position. The lefty had been hoping to return on Monday, but that certainly appears to be out the window.
Jun 30 - 11:57 AM

Martin Perez (thumb) could rejoin the Rangers' rotation on July 3 versus the Red Sox.

Perez will throw a bullpen session Tuesday. The left-hander is working his way back from a fractured right thumb, an injury he sustained when he slammed his hand into a hotel door.
Jun 27 - 5:29 PM

Rangers placed LHP Martin Perez on the 10-day disabled list with a right thumb fracture.

Perez sustained the injury when he slammed his thumb in a hotel door. The Rangers are hopeful that he'll only need to miss one start.
Jun 24 - 10:22 AM

Martin Perez could miss his next scheduled start after breaking the tip of his right (non-throwing) thumb when he slammed it in a hotel door.

For what it's worth, Perez, expects to throw his normal between-starts bullpen session Saturday and then be ready to go for his next outing. However, the Rangers aren't so sure. We'll have a better idea as to his status over the weekend.
Jun 23 - 5:15 PM

Martin Perez allowed four earned runs, seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a win against the Mariners on Saturday.

If Perez could only face the Mariners every time out. The Rangers are now 5-1 over his past six home starts against the Mariners, and he is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three outings against Seattle this season across 16 1/3 innings. His next scheduled start is set for Thursday against the Blue Jays and Marcus Stroman.
Jun 17 - 11:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Brett Nicholas
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Tyler Smith
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Joey Gallo
2Delino DeShields
3Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Martin Perez
3Andrew Cashner
4A.J. Griffin
5Tyson Ross
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Keone Kela
4Matt Bush
5Jason Grilli
6Tony Barnette
7Jake Diekman
8Ricardo Rodriguez
9Austin Bibens-Dirkx
10Jhan Marinez