Fantasy Roundup: I Believe in Perez

In the preseason I provided two blind resumes of pitchers (below) and I asked who you prefered. Most people would choose Player A because it looks as though his ERA should be lower because of the lower WHIP, but Player B looks pretty comparable to Player A. Player B is Martin Perez and Player A is Jarrod Parker. Before being shut down for the year, Parker was considered a fantasy...
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Get to Know Him - Martin Perez

The Texas Rangers signed Venezuelan free agent Martin Perez back in 2007 when Perez was just 16 years old.  Whoever scouted this kid, new exactly what they were doing.  Perez made his 31st career start last night, 5th of the season, and completed his 2nd straight complete game shutout.  He improved to 4-0 with a 1.42 ERA over 38 innings.Perez has spent parts of 6 seasons in the...
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Martin Perez pitches Rangers to sweep of A’s

More mound brilliance from Martin Perez on Wednesday and more contributions from unexpected sources at the plate resulted in the Texas Rangers finishing off a three-game sweep of the Oakland A’s. Perez tossed his second consecutive three-hit shutout, and Donnie Murphy hit his first homer of the season to help the Rangers beat the A’s 3-0 at O.Co Coliseum. It’s only April...
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Relieved Shin-Soo Choo plans to be cautious

Left fielder Shin-Soo Choo was expecting the worse Monday after leaving with a sprained left ankle, but his mind was put at ease Tuesday when an MRI exam showed no significant structural damage. Two days later, the ankle continues to feel better, but the Rangers’ leadoff hitter isn’t sure when he will return to the lineup. “When I first came out of the game, I thought it...
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Rangers: Matt Harrison to return to rotation on Sunday

getty images Just over a year has passed between major league starts for Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison. The left hander is scheduled to start Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. Rangers manager Ron Washington announced the news on Wednesday while confirming that Robbie Ross and Colby Lewis would start the first two games of the series in Seattle. This will allow the...
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Matt Harrison returns to the Texas Rangers rotation on Sunday

A year and 19 days after his last major league start, LHP Matt Harrison will return to the Texas Rangers starting rotation on Sunday in Seattle, manager Ron Washington said Wednesday. The Rangers will go with LHP Robbie Ross, RHP Colby Lewis and Harrison, who is coming back from back Surgery, against the Mariners. It means RHP Yu Darvish will start the homestand opener on Monday...
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Rangers Injury Updates: Kevin Kouzmanoff, Pedro Figueroa

The Texas Rangers got a couple scares during last night's victory over the Oakland Athletics.  First they lost breakout star third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff to back tightness in the fourth inning and then reliever Pedro Figueroa left during the eighth inning with an elbow injury.  Let's examine both players.Kevin KouzmanoffKouzmanoff has been a surprise at third base...
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Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo (ankle) may avoid DL.

The Texas Rangers announced today that an MRI revealed Shin-Soo Choo does not have a high strain in his left ankle, reports Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The Rangers' left fielder and leadoff hitter came out of Monday's game against the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning after he attempted to reach first base on a close play (video here). Choo will not...
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Elvis Andrus will do anything possible to protect on hit and run (GIF)

Don’t you ever accuse Elvis Andrus of not being a team player. And don’t you ever accuse him of missing signs. Because, my goodness, that guy goes all out when the hit and run is on. Andrus was up in the ninth inning of Monday’s win over the Oakland A’s with nobody out and a […]
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Elvis Andrus Tries To Hit A Pitchout Attempt, Fails Miserably (GIF)

Elvis Andrus will do anything he can to help his teammates. Even if it involves attempting one of the most embarrassing swings of the season. The Texas Rangers shortstop put his pride on the line in the ninth inning of Monday night’s contest against the Oakland A’s when he flailed at a pitchout from A’s pitcher Dan Otero. Andrus had good reason to swing, as teammate Michael...
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I Can’t Stop Watching This GIF of Elvis Andrus Swinging At A Pitchout

This is not the first time this young baseball season that a hit-and-run call has produced a hilarious half-hearted swing attempt at the plate, but both have involved the Texas Rangers. The first one came from Mariners’ third baseman Kyle Seager as he attempted to hit a Colby Lewis pitch in the dirt, but this lunging swing by Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus on a pitchout just may...
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BREAKING: Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo leaves game with ankle injury

The Texas Rangers believe that outfielder Shin-Soo Choo injured his ankle as he stepped on first base in the 7th inning of tonight's game against the Oakland Athletics, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. #Rangers hope not serious, but they're not taking it lightly. @blackwings2011 How is Choo ? Serious or light injury ?— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST...
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The Struggles Of Yu Darvish Against The Oakland A’s

Just a month into the 2014 season, it appears the American League West will once again be a tight race. Tonight in Oakland, two of the teams that are expected to be in contention for the division crown at the end of the season will square off for the first time. If the Texas Rangers plan on unseating the back-to-back Division Champion Oakland A’s, they will need tonight’s starter...
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Kouzmanoff tabbed AL Player of the Week

Kevin Kouzmanoff has certainly softened the blow of the loss of Adrian Beltre and the rest of the American League has taken notice. Kouzmanoff was named the AL player of the week Monday for his work last week. Kouzmanoff had eight RBI and 20 total bases for the Rangers last week while tying for the league lead in runs scored (six) and doubles. He also batted .345 for the week and...
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Harrison hopes Saturday start ended the rehab road

ARLINGTON, Texas - Matt Harrison is going on the road with the Texas Ranger when they begin a series in Oakland Monday. Whether or not Harrison pitches on the trip remains to be seen though, as he's slated to throw a bullpen with the club making a decision on his next start following that session. General manager Jon Daniels said Friday that Harrison would likely need two more...
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