Texas Rangers: Martin Perez Suffered An Injury

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Martin Perez
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Martin Perez /

It appears that Martin Perez is hurt once again. This is not what the Texas Rangers want to hear. Better yet, it’s not what the Rangers need. Another blow to their starting rotation just creates more stress and issues.

According to John Blake, the Executive Vice President of Communications of the Texas Rangers, Perez had an incident at his ranch in Venezuela. Blake further states Perez injured his non-throwing elbow, undergoing surgery on Monday, and likely to miss up to four months.

Lone Star Baseball’s Adam J. Morris reports the injury is a broken radial head of his elbow. Apparently, Perez had an incident with one of his animals. It seems he had a run-in with a bull.

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It’s not the first time a Ranger suffered an injury due to a mishap regarding his pet. Derek Holland suffered an injury while playing with his dog. He went on to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and began the 2014 season on the 60-day disabled list. He did not make his return until the All-Star break.

Perez, 26, has gone through a lot in the past two seasons, racking up a record of 23-24, experiencing a lot of ups and downs. At one point last season, Perez was 5-9 but he was able to turn it around and go 8-3, finishing the season 13-12. The Rangers went on to pick his contract option for the 2018 season.

The Rangers have brought in pitchers via free agency all of whom are expected to compete for a spot in the starting rotation for the upcoming season. With Perez likely to miss time during the season, Matt Bush’s chance to become a starting pitcher may have just gotten better.