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Martin Perez | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TEX
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Martin Perez gave up five runs -- two earned -- in 1 2/3 innings Friday in his start against the Mariners.
Perez was making his second start since the Rangers decided to reinsert him into the rotation. He gave up just one hit tonight, but he walked five of the 10 batters he faced. The loss leaves him 2-7 with a 6.22 ERA in 15 starts and seven relief appearances. The Rangers will decline his $7.5 million option for 2019, though they could always bring him back on a minor league contract. Sep 29 - 2:23 AM

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Martin Perez allowed one run over four innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Sunday.

Perez didn’t walk anyone, and he threw 37-of-49 pitches for strikes. The left-hander has pitched relatively well in September; allowing just four runs in 16 innings, but he still owns an ERA of 6.13 on the season and ugly 1.72 WHIP in 83 innings. He’ll make one final start -- possibly the last in a Texas uniform -- against the Mariners in Safeco Field.
Sep 23 - 6:07 PM

Martin Perez will start Sunday's Rangers home finale against the Mariners.

Perez moved to the bullpen, seemingly permanently, in late August, but he'll make the spot start in the final home game for the Arlington club. The southpaw has been pretty good since the move, allowing three runs -- all in one early September outing -- across 11 innings of work. Still, don't expect much from him Sunday against a representative M's lineup.
Sep 22 - 4:47 PM

Martin Perez told reporters on Wednesday that he'll pitch out of the bullpen the rest of the year, and that his option for 2019 won't be picked up.

There were reports at the beginning of the week that Rangers manager Jeff Banister was considering using an "opener" before Perez pitches, and it appears that will be the case. Texas has a choice to either pay Perez $7.5 million to pitch for them in 2019 -- with another option for $7.5 million in 2020 -- or to buy out the option for $750,000. With all due respect, it's an easy decision. Perez owns a 6.95 ERA, and he's given up a whopping 104 hits in his 68 2/3 innings. There probably won't be much of a market for the 27-year-old southpaw.
Aug 29 - 11:28 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Saturday that the team is considering using an "opener" ahead of Martin Perez's next appearance.

Perez has really struggled in the first inning this season and gave up four runs in the frame on Saturday versus the Giants. The Rangers have toyed with employing with the "opener" strategy that's been popularized by the Rays and it sounds like they could implement it later this week. Perez isn't a fantasy option either way.
Aug 26 - 12:07 PM

Martin Perez allowed four runs on five hits over five innings in a loss to the Giants on Saturday.

The big damage was a three-run shot by Brandon Crawford that capped the scoring in a devastating four-run first inning. Perez rebounded from there, blanking the Giants over his next four innings, but the damage was done. Through 13 starts, the southpaw now has a 6.95 ERA and 1.89 WHIP. Presuming nothing changes with his status between now and then, Perez will face off with the Twins next on Saturday.
Aug 25 - 8:26 PM

Martin Perez surrendered six runs in six innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday.

Perez had allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of five starts since coming off the disabled list, but now he’s surrendered 13 runs over his last two starts. With a 6.93 ERA on the year, the southpaw has been far too hittable. He’s a pitcher to avoid in fantasy leagues.
Aug 19 - 2:27 AM

Martin Perez is slated to start Saturday against the Angels.

Perez surrendered seven runs over five innings against the Yankees in his most recent start last Sunday and owns an ugly 6.71 ERA through 11 starts this season. He can be avoided in most fantasy formats.
Aug 17 - 11:20 PM

Martin Perez was lit up for seven runs over five innings of work in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Perez gave up a whopping 11 hits on the day and served up home runs to Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius. He's now allowed double-digit hits in two straight outings and five times overall this season over 11 starts. The southpaw has surrendered 90 base knocks across 57 2/3 frames this season, which is one fewer than Chris Sale has allowed over 146 innings. Perez faces the Angels next.
Aug 12 - 4:31 PM

Martin Perez surrendered three runs on 10 hits over seven innings Monday in the Rangers' loss to the Mariners.

Perez escaped with a no-decision, as this one wasn't decided until the 12th inning. The left-hander is 2-4 with a 6.15 ERA and 1.94 WHIP in 10 starts this season.
Aug 7 - 12:13 AM

Martin Perez allowed four runs (one earned) on six hits over five innings of work in a no-decision against the D-backs on Monday.

Perez coughed up a go-ahead three-run homer to Steven Sousa with two outs in the fifth inning. All three of the runs were unearned thanks to a throwing error by third baseman Adrian Beltre earlier in the frame. The Rangers offense managed to get him off the hook by outscoring Arizona 6-1 over the final four innings. Perez struck out five batters and issued a pair of walks. The 27-year-old lefty is 2-4 with a 6.50 ERA in nine starts. He will face the Orioles at home on Sunday in his next outing.
Jul 31 - 3:19 AM

Martin Perez held the Athletics to one run across six innings but had to settle for a no-decision in a game his team eventually lost on Wednesday.

It was far from a dominant effort but he found a way to keep the Athletics off the scoreboard for the most part. The only run he allowed came on a Matt Olson double in the first inning. Perez struck out four, walked three and surrendered seven base hits while burning 107 pitches in the quality start. This has been a rough season for Perez, who spent 10 weeks on the disabled list with an elbow injury. When he's been able to pitch he's been hit hard. He has a 2-4 record with a gruesome 7.08 ERA and frightful 2.02 WHIP in eight starts. Despite the good results today he is not a recommended fantasy play when he faces the Diamondbacks on the road on Monday.
Jul 26 - 12:58 AM

Martin Perez was hit hard in a no-decision against the Indians on Friday, giving up six runs on 10 hits across his 5 1/3 innings of work.

The left-hander struck out four and walked two on the night. The Indians scratched out three runs against him in the second inning, on the back of a two-run homer from Jason Kipnis, then they tacked on three more while chasing him in the sixth. Perez has been a disaster this season, compiling an 8.05 ERA and 2.08 WHIP over 34 2/3 innings in his first seven starts. He should be nowhere near any fantasy lineups for Wednesday's matchup against the Athletics.
Jul 21 - 1:02 AM

Making his first start since April 29, Martin Perez allowed just one run on five hits over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Perez missed two-and-a-half months rehabbing from a right elbow injury, but if there was rust from the long layoff, it didn't show in his return to the mound on Saturday. The only run he allowed in the game -- the only run to score in the game -- came when Jonathan Schoop nicked him for a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. He struck out four and walked two in the contest while finishing up having thrown 91 pitches (51 strikes). As nice as this start was, Perez held an ugly 9.67 ERA in five starts prior to landing on the disabled list and does not hold any fantasy upside. He owns a career ERA of 4.60 in just over 700 innings pitched.
Jul 14 - 10:10 PM

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

Perez will return to the Rangers' starting rotation on Saturday against the Orioles. Prior to landing on the disabled list with an elbow issue in late April, Perez had posted a troublesome 9.67 ERA through his first five starts. He isn't a recommended streaming option in fantasy leagues.
Jul 14 - 3:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Joey Gallo
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
3Drew Robinson
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mike Minor
2Martin Perez
3Doug Fister
4Bartolo Colon
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Jurado
7Yohander Mendez
8Clayton Blackburn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Matt Bush
4Tony Barnette
5Chris Martin
6Nick Gardewine
7Matt Moore
8Eddie Butler
9Jeffrey Springs
10Ronald Herrera
11Connor Sadzeck
12Zac Curtis
13Austin Bibens-Dirkx
14Brandon Mann