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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
25-14 7-3 W1
24-16 5-5 L3
17-20 6-4 L1
17-22 4-6 L1
16-24 5-5 L1

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 40.1 2 2 2.01 33 11

Top Martin Perez News

  • Rangers' Martin Perez: Earns second straight win

    Perez (2-2) allowed a run on five hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Red Sox.

    Perez recorded his fifth consecutive quality start during Sunday's outing, and he picked up his second straight victory. The 31-year-old allowed seven runs (six earned) in eight innings over his first two starts of the season but has posted a 0.84 ERA in 32.1 innings over his last five outings. He projects to make his next start on the road against Houston on Friday.

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  • Rangers' Martin Perez: Excellent again in win

    Perez (1-2) earned the win and struck out six in 6.1 innings while allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits in a 6-4 victory Tuesday over Kansas City.

    Perez faced the minimum through the first four innings, erasing the lone single allowed on a double-play ball. In the fifth, two hits led to an earned run. The lefty likely could have completed the seventh inning unscathed but consecutive errors by Charlie Culberson to begin the frame led to three unearned runs. Over his last four starts, he has a remarkable 0.68 ERA and 0.68 WHIP in 26.1 innings. His next start will likely be early next week against the Angels.

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  • Rangers' Martin Perez: Another strong outing

    Perez tossed seven scoreless inning and allowed four hits during Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Phillies, but he didn't factor into the decision. He struck out four and walked four.

    Perez scattered eight baserunners across seven innings thanks to three double plays from the Rangers infield. After allowing six earned runs over his first two outings, the veteran lefty has surrendered just one run over his last 20 innings. During that stretch, Perez has given up just eight hits and sports a 13:5 K:BB. Despite the strong run the veteran lefty is still looking for his first win of the year.

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  • Rangers' Martin Perez: Phenomenal in no-decision

    Perez allowed one run on two hits in seven innings, striking out four in a 3-2 loss Thursday against Houston. He did not factor into the decision.

    After being perfect through six innings, Perez allowed a leadoff double and a two-out RBI single in the seventh. The lefty was incredibly efficient, needing only 77 pitches to complete seven full frames. The last two games have been masterfully pitched by the 31-year-old, allowing just one run on four hits in 13 innings. However, he's compiled an ERA below four just once in his MLB career, during his first stint in Texas when he posted a 3.62 ERA in 2013.

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  • Rangers' Martin Perez: Six scoreless in no-decision

    Perez allowed two hits and one walk while striking out five over six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the A's on Saturday.

    This was just the second start of Perez's career with six-plus scoreless innings and two hits or fewer allowed, and Perez became the first Texas starter this season to record an out in the sixth inning or later, per play-by-play broadcaster Jared Sandler. Given his track record, Perez must still be considered a high-risk option. The onus is on Perez to show he can do this with some sort of consistency, and against better offenses.

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  • Rangers' Martin Perez: Tagged with loss again

    Perez (0-2) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Angels after allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks while fanning five across four innings.

    Perez allowed three earned runs across four frames for the second straight outing and once again showed command issues after issuing three walks. The 31-year-old southpaw has been struggling to begin the season, as he has allowed seven runs (six earned) on 12 hits and four walks while fanning seven over his first eight innings this year. He'll look to bounce back in his next start, scheduled for Saturday at Oakland.

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  • Rangers' Martin Perez: Suffers loss

    Perez (0-1) took the loss in Tuesday's 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Rockies, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings.

    Perez was doomed by a third inning during which he permitted five baserunners and two of his three runs. The good news is he pitched well enough otherwise, though he'll need to strike out more batters to truly make an impact in our game. He's tentatively lined up to pitch next against the Angels on Sunday.

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  • Rangers' Martin Perez: Makes first start

    Perez allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out none over three innings in Wednesday's spring training start against the White Sox.

    Perez made his first Cactus League start and was efficient through his three innings. The left-hander worked on a curveball that he's thrown less than 10 percent during his 10-year career, Jack Magruder of reports. "I feel great with that pitch, and I think it is another weapon that I have with my stuff," Perez said. He'll add it to his current arsenal which features a cutter, a two-seam fastball and a changeup. "I just need to continue to throw it and get people out" the pitcher added. Where Perez slots into the rotation is up in the air, given that he was the final Rangers starter to appear in a spring game. He'll have one more start before the regular season and could be pushed toward the back end of the rotation. Texas manager Chris Woodward said he's still "working working though" the rotation beyond Opening Day starter Jon Gray.

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  • Rangers' Martin Perez: In line for debut

    Perez will start Wednesday's spring training game against the White Sox.

    Perez, who was signed by the Rangers on March 11, will finally make an appearance in a Cactus League game 19 days later. The left-hander has been working on the back fields, so he should be able to extend to three innings at least. That's roughly where the rest of the staff is at in late March. Perez will be part of the rotation, but it's unclear where he slots.

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  • Rangers' Martin Perez: Inks deal with Rangers

    Perez agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Rangers on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    Perez had his $6 million team option for 2022 declined by the Red Sox in November, and he'll now join the Rangers with the transaction freeze lifted. The 30-year-old appeared in 36 games (22 starts) for Boston last season and had a 4.74 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 97:36 K:BB over 114 innings. The veteran lefty could have a spot in Texas' starting rotation with a decent showing in spring training.

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  • Martin Perez: Becomes free agent

    The Red Sox have declined Perez's $6 million option for 2022, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    The lefty flashed competence at times in 2021 but struggled overall, pitching to a 4.74 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 114 innings. Perez made 22 starts before moving to the bullpen, where he worked as a mop-up reliever trusted with only the lowest-leverage situations. He'll be 31 years old next season and figures to find a home as a back-end starter or reliever, albeit with a reduced salary.

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  • Red Sox's Martin Perez: Makes ALDS roster

    Perez was added back to the Red Sox's roster for the ALDS after being left off the wild-card squad.

    Perez didn't do anything special this season, posting a 4.74 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in a swingman role. He'll make the team as a left-handed relief option while Darwinzon Hernandez will not, potentially due to Perez's ability to soak up more innings if necessary.

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  • Red Sox's Martin Perez: Mops up win

    Perez allowed one unearned run while striking out two over one inning in Wednesday's 9-4 extra-inning win over the Mariners.

    The Red Sox plated six runs in the top half of the 10th inning and had Perez mop up in a low-leverage situation. He balked the runner placed at second base to third before allowing him to score on a groundball out. This was the left-hander's first game back since being activated from the COVID-19 injured list. Perez provides a boost to a bullpen that was hit hard by COVID-19, but he's not expected to pitch in high-leverage spots.

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  • Red Sox's Martin Perez: Back from COVID IL

    Perez (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Perez has been on the shelf since testing positive for the virus in late August, and he'll rejoin the Red Sox on Tuesday after making one rehab appearance in the minors. The veteran left-hander hasn't fared much better since being demoted to the bullpen with an 8.64 ERA in his past 10 outings.

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  • Red Sox's Martin Perez: Should return Tuesday

    Perez (illness) is expected to be activated from the injured list ahead of Tuedsay's game against Seattle, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Perez has been kept away from the team due to COVID-19, but he should be back in the bullpen Tuesday. He's accrued a 4.88 ERA and 1.54 WHIP with a 92:35 K:BB across 107 innings so far in 2021.

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  • Red Sox's Martin Perez: Slated to throw bullpen

    Manager Alex Cora said Friday that Perez (illness) will throw a bullpen at Triple-A Worcester in the coming days, Ian Browne of reports.

    Perez completed his quarantine Wednesday and joined the Red Sox for workouts late in the week, but he'll spend some time rehabbing with the minor-league club. The southpaw is slated to make a rehab appearance in Worcester on Sunday and will likely be considered to rejoin the big-league squad afterward.

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  • Red Sox's Martin Perez: Needs rehab assignment

    Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Perez (illness) completed his quarantine and is set to fly to Boston later Wednesday to rejoin the team for workouts, Ian Browne of reports.

    After a team off day Thursday, the Red Sox will head to Chicago for a three-game series with the White Sox, but Perez isn't expected to accompany the team. Instead, Cora said the veteran lefty would likely head out on a minor-league rehab assignment, as Perez looks to get his arm reconditioned after being shut down due to his positive COVID-19 test. Perez isn't believed to have experienced any significant side effects since catching the virus, so he may only need to make one rehab appearance before joining the Boston bullpen.

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  • Red Sox's Martin Perez: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Perez tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and will be placed on the injured list, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

    Perez is the third player to have recently tested positive for the virus, as Enrique Hernandez and Christian Arroyo were also placed on the COVID IL on Friday due to positive tests. The veteran left-hander will be sidelined for at least the next 10 days and will need to clear the health and safety protocols before rejoining the team.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Guanare, Venezuela
Age: 31
Experience: 9
Bats/Throws: L, L