Perez to Begin Rehab with RoughRiders

Texas Rangers pitcher Martín Pérez will begin a medical rehab assignment with the Frisco RoughRiders on Wednesday as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Perez, 24, had a partial tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow that was discovered last season. The surgery to repair his elbow was performed by Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister on May 19, 2014.

The left-handed pitcher started 46 games for the RoughRiders across four different seasons, 2009-11 and 2013. He spent the entire 2010 campaign in Frisco, a season in which he struck out 101 batters in 99.2 innings, finishing 5-8 in 23 starts.

The Venezuelan native holds a career 4.13 ERA in 40 major league games, compiling a 15-13 record. Perez was selected as the 2013 Rangers Rookie of the Year, winning ten games in his first extended major league action. The southpaw made his major league debut in 2012 at the age of 21.

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