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The Texas Rangers are promoting top pitching prospect Martin (mar-TEEN') Perez to the major leagues for the first time.
The Rangers said the left-hander will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. They did not immediately announce a corresponding roster move.
Perez is 5-5 with a 4.59 ERA in 15 starts at Round Rock, but has allowed just two runs on four hits in 16 innings in his last two starts, both wins.
The 21-year-old Venezuelan signed with the Rangers as a teenager five years ago.
Fellow Rangers rookie Justin Grimm was roughed up in his second start for Texas on Monday night. He gave up eight hits and six earned runs in one inning in an 8-2 loss to Detroit.
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ARLINGTON, Texas The list of injured Texas Rangers starters has grown by one.
Texas put right-hander Colby Lewis on the 15-day disabled list with tendonitis in his right forearm. Scott Feldman will make the start for Lewis Thursday.
The Rangers have recalled left-hander Martin Perez to take his roster spot. The club hasnt decided on a starter for Saturdays game.
Lewis joins right...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers are recalling left-hander Martin Perez for tonight's game against Detroit.
The club will make a corresponding roster move before the game.
Perez, who is on the 40-man roster, is 5-5 with a 4.59 ERA in 15 starts for Round Rock. He's pitched well recently, winning is last two starts while allowing two runs in 16 innings.
ARLINGTON, Texas Just imagine how impressive Yu Darvish would be if it weren't for the first inning.
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With the 7-5 victory, the Japanese...
The Texas Rangers placed starting pitcher Colby Lewis on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday because of tendinitis in his right forearm. Lewis is one of four Rangers pitchers on the DL. The others are Derek Holland (elbow fatigue), Neftali Feliz (elbow inflammation), and Alexi Ogando (groin). Lewis is 6-6 with a 3.51 ERA this season. In his most recent start on Saturday, he gave...
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I quickly changed my mind about that.
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Not so fast there.
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expects to return to the rotation when eligible around the All...
Are you a fan of witnessing baseball history? If so then start rooting against Casey Kotchman and Mike Napoli getting hits. That’s because Kotchman and Napoli would become the first players since 2002 to sandwich a season of hitting .300 between two seasons with sub-.250 batting averages. To date, 14 players have accomplished the feat:
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Rick P climbed the mound last night against the same team that battered him for the worst performance of his career eight weeks ago, and turned in his best performance of the year. He threw first pitch strikes to 19 out of 27 batters, and used the Texas heat to consistently threw his best sinker of the year down in the strike zone. Now, he still...
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