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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
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers exercised LHP Martin Perez's $6 million club option for 2018.
The decision is now official. Perez, 26, is coming off a 4.82 ERA and 115/63 K/BB ratio in 185 innings across 32 starts this season. The Rangers still carry a $7.5 million option (or $750,000 buyout) for 2019 and a $9 million club option (or a $250,000 buyout) for 2020. Nov 6 - 3:08 PM

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The Rangers are picking up Martin Perez's $6 million club option for 2018, according to Mark Feinsand of

Previous reports have indicated the same thing. The option carries a $2.45 million buyout, so it's a logical move. Perez, 26, posted a 4.82 ERA and 115/63 K/BB ratio in 185 innings across 32 starts this past season. The results haven't been amazing, but he's been a reliable innings-eater over the past two seasons. The Rangers still hold club options for 2019 and 2020.
Nov 6 - 1:08 PM

Martin Perez yielded three runs over six innings in a 5-3 victory over the Athletics on Friday.

Perez held the Athletics scoreless until he gave up a three-run homer to Renato Nunez. Still, he received enough run support to walk away with the victory. Perez struck out two batters and walked two while inducing just two swinging strikes in his 89 pitches. The 26-year-old wraps up the season with a 4.82 ERA and 1.54 WHIP across 32 starts. He just doesn’t miss enough bats to be relevant in mixed fantasy leagues.
Sep 30 - 12:39 AM

Martin Perez said he was told by the Rangers that his $6 million option for 2018 will be exercised.

Perez would have been arbitration eligible had it been declined, and he probably would have been due around $6 million-$7 million in arbitration anyway. The left-hander is 12-12 with a 4.83 ERA in 31 starts this year. It doesn't seem like he's ever going to be more than a fourth or fifth starter, but the Rangers don't have a bunch of superior alternatives waiting in the wings.
Sep 28 - 5:33 PM

Martin Perez surrendered five earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Athletics.

Perez walked four and gave up six hits, including a two-run homer to Khris Davis in the bottom of the fifth inning. That was part of a five-run frame for Oakland. Perez will bring a 12-12 record and 4.83 ERA into his final regular-season start.
Sep 24 - 6:56 PM

Martin Perez allowed one earned run, four hits and one walk with four strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday in Seattle.

Perez threw 60 of his 98 pitches for strikes in the quality start, his fourth over the past six outings. He atoned for a loss in his last start Sept. 13 against the Mariners. He'll look to get back on track in Sunday's series finale in Oakland opposite Jharel Cotton. He is 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA in two starts against the A's this season.
Sep 20 - 2:16 AM

Martin Perez surrendered three runs in 5 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.

He gave up a solo home run to catcher Mike Zunino and a two-run shot to shortstop Jean Segura to account for all the scoring. Perez struck out five, walked three and surrendered seven hits in the ballgame. He falls to 12-11 with a 4.82 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season.
Sep 13 - 11:55 PM

Martin Perez gave up five runs (two earned) over 5 2/3 innings in Friday’s 11-5 win over the Yankees.

Perez wasn’t great, as he gave up eight hits (including a solo homer to Didi Gregorius) and a walk while hitting two batters, but he received plenty of run support from his offense. The southpaw struck out four in the win and has now won each of his last seven starts. Still, he makes for a shaky fantasy bet. He’ll bring a 4.81 ERA into a start against the Mariners next week.
Sep 9 - 12:50 AM

Martin Perez allowed three earned runs over six innings Sunday in a win over the Angels.

It wasn't the cleanest outing, as Anaheim rattled off nine hits and two walks against Perez, but the 26-year-old left-hander easily out-dueled Angels starter Andrew Heaney. Perez will bring an 11-10 record, 4.87 ERA, and 1.55 WHIP into his next outing at home versus the Yankees.
Sep 3 - 7:10 PM

Martin Perez evened his record at 10-10 by holding the Astros to two runs in seven innings Tuesday.

Perez has won five straight starts, even the one in which he gave up six runs to the White Sox (he was plenty effective in the other four). We still wouldn't recommend him even in AL-only leagues, but he's helping the Rangers' in the wild card chase right now.
Aug 29 - 11:04 PM

Martin Perez turned in seven shutout innings in Thursday's win over the Angels.

Perez scattered seven hits while striking out three and walking none in the sterling outing. He worked consistently in the zone in this one, finishing up his seven innings of work having thrown 73-of-99 pitches for strikes. The start is made all the more striking given that he entered the game the owner of a 5.26 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. He will try to carry over the magic from Thursday's outing when he takes to the road for a date with the Astros in his next scheduled start.
Aug 25 - 12:56 AM

Martin Perez surrendered six runs on seven hits over six innings in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Perez surrendered five runs in the first inning, but the Rangers offense would back him up with a bevy of runs in the middle innings in what ended as a 17-7 win for the boys from Arlington. Up next on the docket for Perez as he tries for slightly smoother results, a road start against the Angels. He will carry a 5.26 ERA and 1.57 WHIP into that affair.
Aug 20 - 12:30 AM

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

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