Perez, 23, had been struggling of late going 0-3 with a 12.83 ERA over his last three starts. He had pitched consecutive shutouts prior to the rough patch.
Martin Perez diagnosed with elbow inflammation. Had an MRI today. He is likely going on the DL, but at this point would be a minimal stay.
— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) May 11, 2014
With Perez out, the Rangers will recall right-hander Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Round Rock to start on Wednesday. Yu Darvish will have his next start pushed back to Friday after he threw 126 pitches in a near no-hitter the last time out.