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Martin Perez begins rehab, is guaranteed nothing

May 6, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

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With the startling production from Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm, both on the outside looking in as spring training began, Rangers lefty Martin Perez isn’t guaranteed a spot in the rotation when he is fully recovered from a fractured forearm suffered in March. Tepesch has a 3.54 ERA in 28 innings and Grimm 2.28 in 23.2 innings.

Perez made his first rehab start today, allowing a run on four hits in three innings with no walks or strikeouts.

Manager Ron Washington on Perez, via ESPN Dallas:

“His job is to go and get ready,” Washington said. “When he’s ready, we’ll make a decision.”

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“It’s great that we’re getting our pitching back, it gives us depth,” Washington said. “But it’s gonna come down to what’s best for us and what’s best for the player at the time. Then a decision will be made.”

  1. gt929 - May 7, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Tepesch was not so good last night, and not that good in the start before. He should get at least one more shot before Perez is ready, but if he continues his slide, maybe he needs some more AAA work. When Lewis returns, I think they should ditch Lowe and move Ogando into the long relief role. That’s assuming Grimm keeps pitching well.

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