Skip to content

Elbow injury sends Rangers lefty Martin Perez to DL

May 14, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

martin perez getty Getty Images

Rangers left-hander Martin Perez, who underwent an MRI exam earlier this week on his sore elbow, has been placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.

Perez got off to a spectacular start this season, at one point tossing 28 straight scoreless innings in April, but he got knocked around for 19 runs in his last 13 innings. During his good stretch Perez tossed 101, 107, 109, and 109 pitches in consecutive starts, which is a lot for a 23-year-old.

Nick Tepesch will step into Perez’s rotation spot and the Rangers have also recalled veteran right-hander Scott Baker from Triple-A.

Perez was so impressive as a rookie last season that the Rangers signed him to a four-year, $18.25 million contract extension in November that includes team options carrying through 2020.

  1. beefytrout - May 14, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Unbelievable.

  2. steelhammer92 - May 14, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    And we all know what’s coming next…

  3. rbj1 - May 14, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Ruh roh.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Bo Porter just first casualty around MLB
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. J. Soler (3427)
  2. R. Castillo (2917)
  3. A. Dunn (2720)
  4. M. Cabrera (2694)
  5. Y. Molina (2669)
  1. A. Rizzo (2633)
  2. J. Ellsbury (2341)
  3. B. Posey (2339)
  4. D. Pedroia (2208)
  5. M. Wacha (2151)