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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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Martin Perez limited the Angels to one run on three hits over five innings in a Cactus League start Sunday.
Perez allowed three hits and a walk while striking out one in what was his spring debut. He'd been sidelined after offseason surgery to repair a fracture in his non-throwing elbow. Assuming he continues to show well, the southpaw should earn a spot in the Rangers' rotation to start the year. Mar 18 - 9:06 PM

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Martin Perez (elbow) said he will make his Cactus League debut on Sunday.

Perez threw around 75 pitches in a minor league game Monday and came out of it feeling fine. The left-hander needed surgery in December to repair a fracture in his non-throwing elbow and has been eased into action this spring, but it seems like he should be ready for the second week of the regular season.
Mar 15 - 2:34 PM

Martin Perez (elbow) will throw 75 pitches in a minor league game on Monday.

It will be his first game action of the spring. Perez had surgery in December to repair a fractured right (non-throwing) elbow, so the Rangers have brought him along slowly this spring. He's penciled in as the Rangers' No. 4 starter, though the club could give him some extra time to begin the year.
Mar 12 - 11:58 AM

Martin Perez (elbow) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

Perez is working his way back from surgery in December to repair a fractured right (non-throwing) elbow. In addition to the simulated game on Tuesday, he's set to begin fielding work this week. The southpaw still hopes to be ready for Opening Day, but even if he isn't, it sounds like he should be ready early on in the season.
Feb 26 - 9:18 AM

Martin Perez (elbow) has begun throwing off a mound.

He's not throwing full bullpen sessions yet, but the fact that Perez is throwing off a mound at all means he's a bit ahead of schedule following December surgery to repair a fractured right (non-throwing) elbow. The Rangers said after the operation that they expected Perez to miss the first month of the season, but the southpaw has indicated that he plans to be ready for Opening Day. It's early, but he would appear to have a shot to reach his goal.
Feb 9 - 2:21 PM

Martin Perez (elbow) said Saturday that he plans to be ready for Opening Day.

Perez suffered a broken (non-throwing) elbow in a freak off-season accident involving a bull, but he claims that he's well ahead of schedule and will be with the Rangers when they open the regular season. The initial expectation was that he would miss the first month of the regular season. While it sounds like he may be ready for the start of the season, his fantasy outlook is still bleak after posting a 4.82 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 2017.
Jan 20 - 2:06 PM

Martin Perez underwent surgery last week after suffering a broken radial head in his right (non-throwing) elbow following an incident with a bull.

Let us explain. As Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News relays it, Martin was working on his ranch and had his bull in a holding pen. The bull made a move which startled Martin and caused him to fall on his elbow. The good news is that it's his non-throwing elbow, but the Rangers don't expect to have him available for the first month of the 2018 regular season.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 01:50:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 03:08:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 01:08:00 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.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 12:39:00 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.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 05:33:00 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.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 06:56:00 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.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 02:16:00 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.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 11:55:00 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.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 12:50:00 AM

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