Jeff Banister Martin Perez
Manager said left-hander likely will return this weekend when the Rangers face the Baltimore Orioles.
Perez has been on the disabled list after a nerve issue appeared following his offseason surgery to repair his right elbow, injured in an accident at his ranch in Venezuela.
Perez, who won 13 games last year, allowed just one run in 171⁄3 innings (0.52 ERA) over three minor league rehab starts.
❚ set a franchise record July 8 by reaching base in his 47th consecutive game, the longest streak in the majors this season, and he did it in dramatic fashion with an infield single in the ninth inning. The previous team mark was 46 by Julio Franco in 1993.