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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
Contract: view contract details

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According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, the Twins' one-year contract with Martin Perez is for around $3.5 million.
As Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported, the deal also includes a team option for a second season. It's unclear if the Twins are interested in Perez as a rotation option, or if they envision him working out of the bullpen. Jan 19 - 5:37 PM

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Twins have reached a contract agreement with free agent left-hander Martin Perez.

According to Rosenthal, it's a one-year major league deal that includes a club option for a second season. No word yet on the financials. Perez hit the open market after the Rangers declined his $7.5 million option in December. The 27-year-old hurler registered a troublesome 6.22 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 52/36 K/BB ratio across 85 1/3 innings for the Rangers in 2018.
Jan 19 - 4:52 PM

According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers remain in contact with free agent southpaw Martin Perez.

The Rangers declined the left-hander's $7.5 million option for 2019, making him a free agent. He posted a gruesome 6.22 ERA and 1.78 WHIP across 85 1/3 innings in 2018. The Rangers are interested in bringing him back at a much lower cost, though it's unclear if it would be as a starter or bullpen option.
Sun, Dec 9, 2018 09:50:00 PM

Rangers declined LHP Martin Perez's $7.5 million option for 2019.

Perez will receive a $750,000 buyout. The left-hander held a 6.22 ERA across 22 appearances -- 15 starts -- in 2018.
Fri, Nov 2, 2018 04:18:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 29, 2018 02:23:00 AM

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.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 06:07:00 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.
Sat, Sep 22, 2018 04:47:00 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.
Wed, Aug 29, 2018 11:28:00 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.
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 12:07:00 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.
Sat, Aug 25, 2018 08:26:00 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.
Sun, Aug 19, 2018 02:27:00 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.
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 11:20:00 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.
Sun, Aug 12, 2018 04:31:00 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.
Tue, Aug 7, 2018 12:13:00 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.
Tue, Jul 31, 2018 03:19:00 AM