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Martin Perez | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Martin Perez turned in a strong start in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Giants, tossing 8 1/3 innings of one-run ball.

For reference's sake, Perez allowed eight runs against the Yankees in his last start. Eight runs in just the second inning. This could have been enough to send most mortals into dark waters, but Perez showed mental fortitude in bouncing back against the Giants on Sunday. He allowed just two hits and struck out six without walking a batter over his 8 1/3 innings of work. On the whole, he holds a 6.64 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across four starts. A road start against the Mariners awaits as he tries to continue to work that ERA down.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 06:58:00 PM

Martin Perez completely fell off the rails in the second inning Tuesday, serving up eight runs without recording an out in a loss to the Yankees.

Perez cruised through the first inning, allowing a baserunner due to catcher's interference but otherwise getting through it unscathed. That was not the case in the second, when he gave up seven hits -- including three doubles -- and a HBP before being removed. Two more inherited runs scored after Perez left the game. Perez carried a 4.91 ERA into the contest, but he left with a 10.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP through three starts. An interleague matchup with the Giants is in store on Sunday.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 12:50:00 AM

Martin Perez allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over six innings in Wednesday afternoon's no-decision against the Rockies.

Perez walked four and struck out two in the contest. He was making his second start since being activated from the disabled list on July 13, having missed the entirety of the season to that point as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. In his two starts since his return, he's now allowed seven runs in 11 innings. Despite his somewhat expected struggles since coming back from the injury, he's worth a flier in deeper AL-only formats, though owners shouldn't expect too much. At least at this point. A home start against the Yankees looms on the schedule.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 07:05:00 PM

Martin Perez struggled in his return from the disabled list on Friday, allowing three runs on nine hits over five innings in a losing effort against the Astros.

Perez struck out two and walked two in the ballgame. The good news, is that he came through the outing healthy and exhibited good velocity throughout the game. While he's likely to show inconsistency in his return from Tommy John surgery, he could be worth a look in AL-only leagues. He should probably be avoided next week though as he travels to Coors Field to take on the Rockies on Wednesday.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 11:25:00 PM

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

He'll make his season debut on Friday in Houston. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Perez was touched up for five runs on 12 hits over six innings in his final rehab start Sunday. While that pushed his ERA in six rehab outings to 4.56, he boasted a 25/3 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings. As is the case with most post-Tommy John victims, there figure to be some ups and downs with Perez. He's worth a look in deeper leagues, though.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 05:37:00 PM

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S1Cole Hamels
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