Martin Perez has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for recently acquired Ryan Dempster on the Rangers roster.
He was called up earlier this month when Colby Lewis was lost for the season with a torn tendon in his right elbow. In his second big league stint this season, Perez gave up one run on five hits over six innings, earning a no-decision in a 2-1 loss to the Red Sox July 24 and tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday’s 6-2 loss to the Angels.
Nothing surprising about this move. Adams, Nathan, Ogando, and Ross aren't going anywhere. Oswalt is your long man. Scheppers is pitching much better of late. It was either Kirkman or Perez who had to go, and by optioning Perez, you can keep him fully stretched out and ready to rejoin the rotation at a moment's notice if that should end up being necessary at some point down the line.
See you again soon, Martin. What up, Ryan.