Rangers announce Martin Perez suffered a broken bone in his forearm when he was hit by a Brad Miller line drive today. Won't throw for 4 wks— DKnobler (@DKnobler) March 4, 2013
It's a fractured ulna bone in his throwing forearm, and he's not going to be in game shape until May at the earliest.
The 21-year-old Perez has a 5.45 ERA in 38 innings at the major-league level. Across parts of five minor-league seasons, he's pitched to a 4.23 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 2.03 K/BB ratio. Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus recently ranked Perez as the third-best prospect in the Rangers system and tabbed him as a future No. 3 starter in the bigs.
In related matters, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman wonders whether the injury to Perez will cause the Rangers to considering making an offer to free-agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.
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