Perez worked on sinker at WBC
Fellow Venezuelan Hernandez told left-hander to believe in nasty pitch.
Pitcher Martin Perez, a proud son of Venezuela, returned to the Texas Rangers clubhouse Monday after seeing the world.
The world was swinging for the fences, Perez found out.
“It’s not easy to pitch there,” the Rangers lefty said of his just-concluded World Baseball Classic experience. “Everybody’s hacking. Everybody’s trying to get on base.
“You’re facing the best from another country, and it’s not easy. Everybody was like an All-Star.”
Perez, 25, started twice for Team Venezuela in the tournament. A mandatory pitch count and a free-swinging Puerto Rico lineup ended Perez’s second start after 2⅔ innings Sunday.
He faced 14 hitters and allowed four hits and one