Martin Perez is close to returning, with the Rangers announcing that Perez will start a rehab assignment with Frisco tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 10. Perez is slated to pitch three innings.
Perez is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent last May. Perez started off the 2014 season incredibly well, and seemed to be on his way to a breakout year, before the elbow injury slowed him down and ultimately ended his season.
Perez had originally targeted July 4 for the date he wanted to be back in the majors. If Perez spends a full 30 days on his rehab assignment, he would be on target to get back right around the All Star Break.
In other injured Ranger lefty starting pitcher news, Matt Harrison reportedly touched 92 yesterday while mostly working in the upper-80s to 90 mph in a rehab start for Round Rock. He got knocked around, but was quoted afterwards as saying that the ball felt as good leaving his hand as it has since his journey back, and Jon Daniels is saying Harrison will be brought back in a starting role. Harrison can stay on his rehab assignment until the beginning of July.
Meanwhile, Derek Holland's MRI reportedly showed improvement, but he is still two weeks away from throwing off a mound, and is looking at a late July or early August return.