Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

news

MLB News

Lefty Perez likely back for series vs. Orioles

MLB.com

DETROIT -- Manager Jeff Banister said before Sunday's game against the Tigers at Comerica Park that Martin Perez will "most likely" be available at some point during the Rangers' upcoming series against the Orioles. That three-game series begins Friday in Baltimore, after three games against the Red Sox and an off-day.

Perez has been on the disabled list since March 26, after experiencing a nerve issue as a side effect of offseason surgery to repair a fracture in his right (non-throwing) elbow.

View Full Game Coverage

DETROIT -- Manager Jeff Banister said before Sunday's game against the Tigers at Comerica Park that Martin Perez will "most likely" be available at some point during the Rangers' upcoming series against the Orioles. That three-game series begins Friday in Baltimore, after three games against the Red Sox and an off-day.

Perez has been on the disabled list since March 26, after experiencing a nerve issue as a side effect of offseason surgery to repair a fracture in his right (non-throwing) elbow.

View Full Game Coverage

With the injury being in his non-throwing arm, Banister said he'll be keeping an eye on how Perez fields his position on the mound.

"He's got to be able to defend once he delivers the baseball," Banister said.

Perez made three rehab starts for Triple-A Round Rock, posting a 0.52 ERA in 17 1/3 innings. He has been with the Rangers in Detroit and threw a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

Perez fractured his elbow in December while at his ranch in Venezuela. A bull made a startling move inside its holding cage, causing Perez to fall awkwardly and land on his elbow.

Tyler Fenwick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Detroit.

Texas Rangers, Martin Perez