Rangers’ Martin Perez leaning toward Tommy John surgery

Posted Thursday, May. 15, 2014  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Martin Perez is leaning toward having season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.

He has yet to inform the Texas Rangers of a final decision and they plan to discuss the issue on Friday, general manager Jon Daniels said.

If Perez follows through with the surgery, the recovery process typically takes 12-14 months, which would put him in line to return in the middle of next season.

Perez, 23, was diagnosed Wednesday with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. He was presented with a couple of options, either having Tommy John surgery or going a nonsurgical route that would have him receiving a Platelet Rich Plasma injection and rehabbing for the next 8-12 weeks, if successful.

If that didn’t work out, Perez would then have Tommy John and begin the 12-14-month process.

Perez informed club officials of discomfort in his left elbow after his start against Boston on Saturday. It was his third straight poor outing after tossing a pair of complete-game shutouts.

Drew Davison, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @drewdavison

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?