The Texas Rangers have transferred left-handed starting pitcher Martin Perez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list a day after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Rangers have purchased catcher Chris Gimenez from Round Rock and optioned JP Arencibia to Round Rock. Martin Perez moved to 60 day DL.
— John Blake (@RangerBlake) May 20, 2014
It appears that Perez will not be able to return to the active roster until mid-2015 – pending minor setbacks during rehab. This wasn’t the only roster move that the Rangers made today, in fact they have optioned catcher J.P. Arencibia to Triple-A Round Rock Express and purchased the contract of catcher Chris Gimenez.
Arencibia holds a .133/.182/.233 batting line with 15 strikeouts in just 20 games with the Texas Rangers. I don’t know about you guys, but that’s not the performance you need to display after the club spent $1.8 million on you over the winter. Easy way to get demoted.
Gimenez currently owns a solid .259/.352/.435 line with four long-balls and 16 RBI’s with the Triple-A club. He’ll more than likely stay with the team until Geovany Soto is ready to come back to the starting lineup.