When a pitcher is faced with the prospect of Tommy John surgery, both parties usually act in the best interest of the pitcher.
With the Texas Rangers and Martin Perez, one wants the pitcher to have the surgery, the other wants to wait. Perez would rather have the surgery now and get it out of the way so that he can contribute to the team in the second half of next year. According to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, however, the club would rather wait and see what doctors say.
A planned meeting between general manager Jon Daniels and Felix Olivo, who represents Perez, to determine a course of action was pushed back to Saturday. Olivo told several Venezuelan media outlets that Perez wants to have the surgery and the club is asking him to wait.
Perez’s Ulnar Collateral Ligament is only partially torn, which makes rest and rehab a possible course of action. With that process, Perez would still be shelved for 10-12 weeks.
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