Report: Rangers' Martin Perez to undergo Tommy John surgery
According to one report, Rangers lefty Martin Perez, who was recently diagnosed with a partially torn UCL, will indeed undergo Tommy John surgery.
On Wednesday, Rangers lefty Martin Perez learned that he had a partially torn UCL. Initally, it appeared that Perez would consider the rest-and-rehab route, but now, according to Marcus Grunfeld of the Venezuelan publication Lavinotinto, Perez has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News tweets that Perez has confirmed the news to him.
If this indeed comes to pass, then Perez will of course miss the remainder of the 2014 season and likely a portion of 2015.
Perez, 23, has pitched to a 4.38 ERA in eight starts. For his career, he owns an ERA+ of 102 across parts of three major-league seasons.
The Rangers are already without Derek Holland (offseason knee surgery) until much later in the season, and Matt Harrison is also perhaps facing season-ending surgery if he's unable to pitch through his back problems. Needless to say, the wheels are coming off in Arlington.