Rangers, Perez agree to $12.5M, 4-year deal

Rangers, Perez agree to $12.5M, 4-year deal

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Martin Perez #33 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 7 at 5:54 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers and left-hander Martin Perez have agreed to a $12.5 million, four-year contract that includes three club options through 2020.

Thursday's agreement came after Perez went 10-6 with a 3.62 ERA as a rookie. He started the season on the disabled list after breaking his left forearm in a spring training game.

The 22-year-old became the first Texas rookie to win six consecutive starts and went nearly two months between losses.

Perez signed with the Rangers as a 16-year-old free agent from Venezuela.

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