Rangers' Perez to have Tommy John surgery

The Sports NetworkMay 17, 2014 

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez said Saturday he will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Perez will have the procedure to replace a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow on Monday, according to MLB.com.

He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and will likely need at least a year to recover.

Perez struggled mightily in each of his last three starts, giving up 19 runs on 24 hits and 10 walks in 13 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old was 4-0 with a 1.42 ERA in his first five starts this season.

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