May 10, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (33) throws the ball in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers transfer Martin Perez to 60-day disabled list


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.

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.


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