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Rangers | Martin Perez suffers broken arm

Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez (forearm) suffered a fractured left forearm in the Cactus League spring game Sunday, March 3, after being hit by a line drive. He might miss eight to 10 weeks. He was taken to the hospital where X-rays revealed a fractured ulna. He won't be able to begin a throwing program for four weeks, and would likely need four to six more weeks to build arm strength and get up to game speed. Perez was considered the front-runner for the No. 5 rotation job.

Fantasy Tip: With Perez out an extended period, Ps Justin Grimm, Kyle McClellan, Robbie Ross, Nick Tepesch and Randy Wells are considered internal candidates for the fifth starter spot, but each would have fantasy values limited to just the deepest of AL-only formats. That would all be moot if the club went outside of the organization to sign Kyle Lohse, or another free agent.

2013-03-03 21:20:42 | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jeff Wilson

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