by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Rangers pitcher Martin Perez is expected to start Triple-A Round Rock's game Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Perez was activated from the disabled list Sunday after missing the entire start of the regular season with a broken wrist.
Perez made two starts with Double-A Frisco before the activation and will head to Triple-A as expected.
Martin Perez optioned after activation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) The Rangers announced Sunday starting pitcher Martin Perez, who had been on the disabled list since March 31 with a broken left wrist, was activated and optioned to Double-A Frisco. Perez had been on a rehab assignment with Frisco, going 0-1 with an 11.05 ERA in two starts.
Perez is expected to be transferred to Triple-A Round Rock later in the week.
Martin Perez has brutal rehab outing
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (forearm) had a brutal performance in his second rehab outing for Double-A Frisco Saturday. Perez lasted only 3 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits and two walks.
Perez, who allowed one run in four innings in his first rehab start, is 0-1 with an 11.05 ERA and .400 opponents' batting average through 7 1/3 innings. He has as many walks (two) as strikeouts.
Martin Perez not guaranteed rotation spot
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Rangers rehabbing starter Martin Perez pitched for Double-A Frisco Monday, ESPN reports. He threw 53 pitches -- 34 strikes -- over four innings and allowed an earned run on five hits and no walks with a strikeout.
Out since March 3 with a fractured wrist, Perez is not guaranteed to return to the rotation, when ready, MLB.com reports.
"No guarantees," manager Ron Washington said. "It's a possibility, but no guarantee. There's a difference."
With rehabbing Colby Lewis guaranteed a spot and rookies Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm pitching fairly well, there may not be room for Perez when he's ready to return.
"I can only give you the circumstances when that becomes a reality, when I can sit down with everybody and we discuss what we think is best for us," Washington said. "But for me to say it right now when [Perez] just left Arizona, I don't think that would be right for the other guys that have an opinion."
Martin Perez to begin rehab assignment Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Rangers pitcher Martin Perez, who is recovering from a broken left wrist, is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco Monday, ESPNDallas.com reports.
Perez, 22, posted a 5.45 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 38 innings for the Rangers in 2012.
Martin Perez getting innings extended
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) The Rangers expect rehabbing pitcher Martin Perez (forearm) to throw three innings during an extended spring training game Wednesday, FOX Sports Southwest reports.
Perez threw two innings Saturday. Coming back from a fractured left forearm, Perez could return for the Rangers by the end of May.
Perez made 12 appearances and six starts for the Rangers last year as a 21-year-old. He went 1-4 with a 5.45 ERA but did strike out 25 over 38 innings. He had a couple of solid performances in June and July before struggling down the stretch.
Martin Perez to appear in extended spring training Saturday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013)Martin Perez will throw two innings and 35-40 pitches in extended spring training Saturady as he rehabilitates from a broken wrist, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Perez is expected to return to the Rangers by late May. It's unclear how the rotation will shake out, as he will return about the same time as Colby Lewis. Nick Tepesch has pitched well -- 2.53 ERA and 4.7 K/BB -- and there are only two spots available.
Martin Perez to throw Tuesday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels gave some positive news regarding injured pitcher Martin Perez (wrist) Monday, ESPN reports.
"Based on how he feels there, he can go on a rehab assignment after that," Daniels said.
Martin Perez making slow progress
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) The Rangers expect pitcher Martin Perez to throw live batting practice in 7-10 days, FOX Sports Southwest reported Friday. Martin, on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left forearm, has begun to throw off a mound in the bullpen but is expected to be sidelined until late May.
Martin Perez still waiting to throw BP
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said Tuesday that pitcher Martin Perez has begun throwing off a mound in the bullpen but is not ready to participate in live batting practice, MLB.com reports. Perez suffered a broken left arm March 4 and was expected to be sidelined until at least late May.
Martin Perez plays some long toss
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Rangers pitcher Martin Perez, on the 15-day disabled list, threw long toss on Tuesday and could progress to a bullpen session Thursday.
The left-hander is likely a month away from returning from a broken left forearm, MLB.com reports.
Rangers place Martin Perez on 15-day disabled list
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) The Rangers have placed Martin Perez on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced.
Perez suffered a fractured wrist in spring and is expected to be out until June. He was slated to be the Rangers' fifth starter at least until the return of Colby Lewis from elbow surgery rehab, but the injury opened the door for Nick Tepesch to open the season in the role.
Martin Perez ditches splint, still feeling wrist pain
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013)Martin Perez, who suffered a fractured left wrist earlier in the spring, had his protective splint removed, the Dallas Morning News reports. Perez is still feeling discomfort and won't begin a throwing program until the pain subsides, likely in early April. Perez isn't expected back with the Rangers until June.
Martin Perez won't throw for four weeks
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Rangers starter Martin Perez, who has a fractured left ulna, is not expected to resume throwing for approximately four weeks, reports ESPN Sunday.
Perez, the team's top pitching prospect, is expected to be out for at least two months after he suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left ulna when he was struck by a line drive during a Cactus League game.
Perez vows to make quick return
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/4/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez was fitted for a temporary splint on his fractured left forearm and should be able to continue range-of-motion exercises while he's sidelined, the Dallas Morning News reports. Perez, the team's top pitching prospect, is expected to be out for at least two months after he suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left ulna when he was struck by a line drive during Sunday's Cactus League game. He will not be able to throw for roughly four weeks. "This was my best spring, but its part of the game," Perez said Monday. "Im going to be OK. Im going to do all my work so I can get back as soon as I can to help my team."
Perez suffers break in forearm
(3/3/2013) Rangers pitcher Martin Perez suffered a fracture in the ulna bone of left forearm when he took a comebacker in Sunday's Cactus League game. He will not resume throwing for about a month. Perez, who was competing for a spot in the rotation, allowed one run over three innings this spring. "I feel for Martin -- he looked like he's figuring some thing out," general manager Jon Daniels told MLB.com. "He'll bounce back. ... We'll look around at external options, but I expect to go internally at this point. Knock on wood -- hope to get both Colby [Lewis] and Martin back a month into the season, give or take."
Perez going for X-rays
(3/3/2013) Rangers pitcher Martin Perez left Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners in the sixth inning after taking a comebacker off his left wrist. The left-hander worked a perfect fifth inning before coming back out for the sixth and suffering the injury. He ended up allowing one run on one hit with two walks. Perez is expected to undergo X-rays on his wrist and told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "I'm kind of nervous."
Perez makes good first impression
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013) Texas starting candidate Martin Perez had an excellent outing on Monday in Cactus League action in Colorado. Taking the hill to start the game, Perez went two perfect innings for the Rangers. He struck out two batters and his fastball displayed good life. He threw 27 pitches and 16 went for strikes in his spring debut. "The little experience he had last year, he's taking that and he's trying to run with it," manager Ron Washington said to ESPN. "He's been in camp looking like a mature kid. You can see when he is out there he is all business."
Perez confident in abilities
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/14/2013) ESPN reports Rangers pitching prospect Martin Perez considers 2013 "a big year" in his career. I have more opportunity now," he said. "They told me they have one spot and theres a group to compete for that. They told me throw my stuff and see what happens. Perez said he learned a lot last season about adversity. I felt like I was crazy in my mind, Perez said. Its a crazy game. I struggled, and after that I made an adjustment and every day I got better and they called me up. I learned a lot from last year. I talked with the manager and thanked him for trusting me. He said, You can do it. Just throw your stuff and do what you need to do to get better.'" Perez is confident as he heads into camp vying for a rotation spot. Im working on my mechanics and I feel good about it, Perez said. I have to throw strikes and do my thing. Thats what Im going to do.
Perez to make case for rotation
(1/18/2013) Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux told MLB.com Friday that Martin Perez, Robbie Ross and Justin Grimm will be among the candidates to compete for the No. 5 spot in the rotation this spring. Perez went 1-4 with a 5.88 ERA in six starts for Texas last season. "Maybe someone steps up like [Alexi] Ogando did a couple of years ago and claims the spot and prospers with it," Maddux said. "We have some youth in that role, we have some six-year free agents that might qualify for that role, there's still some free agents out there. There's really no telling who the forerunner is on it, but we do have some in-house candidates out there."