Harrison, Perez get bad news…possibly out for year
The Rangers got a huge double whammy on Wednesday
Martin Perez has a partial tear of a ligament in his left elbow. He could need Tommy John surgery and be out for a year. The other option would be to rehab the elbow and return in 10-12 weeks. He is considering the options but he won’t be returning anytime soon.
Matt Harrison has more back problems and may need more surgery. He does not have a herniated disc but does have severe nerve irritation in his vertebra that could require serious surgery. It would be spinal fusion surgery and the odds of coming back are not good.
Nick Martinez will replace Harrison in the rotatin. Miles Mikolas has been called up to pitch out of the bullpen.
In a franchise steeped in disasterous pitching injuries, this could be the Rangers darkest hour ever as far as bad news.