Posted March 03, 2013 on
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The Texas Rangers have lost the leading candidate to be their No. 5 starter for at least a month.
Left-hander Martin Perez broke his left forearm Sunday when he was hit by a line drive in a 7-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners, and he will be out into April.
Perez was struck on the arm just above the wrist by a liner off the bat of Brad Miller. The top prospect dropped to the ground as the ball deflected off his arm toward second base for an infield single.
''I don't really know where the ball ended up,'' Washington said. ''He was on the ground and I went out to him. We'll just have to see what happens.''
X-rays revealed Perez had broken his ulna bone and the Rangers said he will not throw for about four weeks. It will then take several weeks of rehabilitation before he could pitch in the major leagues.
Texas said Perez will continue his cardiovascular and conditioning program while his arm heals.
Perez, the No. 17 prospect on Baseball Ameri...
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Martin Perez's bid to win the No. 5 spot in the Texas rotation out of spring training was dashed Sunday when he broke a bone in his left forearm.
Perez was hit above the left wrist by a liner off the bat of Seattle's Brad Miller in the sixth inning. He had x-rays at the Del Webb Medical Center in Surprise and x-rays revealed a fracture in the ulna bone of his left forearm...
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According to ESPN (my Scorecenter App alert, to be precise) – the Rangers have inquired about Rick Porcello.
This makes sense to me for a number of reasons.
1) The Rangers just lost Martin Perez for several months with a fractured forearm. Perez was slated to be their #5. This is a team who has already shelved Neftali Feliz and Colby Lewis to begin the season.
2) As we’ve discussed...
All signs are that the Texas Rangers have increased their
pursuit of free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse following Martin Perez’s broken forearm, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
signs are, #rangers have increased interest in lohse following perez mishap. org has been split (w/coaches in favor)
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 4, 2013
Heyman adds that...
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