Martin Perez to start Saturday

Updated: June 30, 2012, 2:11 PM ET
By and Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Martin Perez will make his first major league start for the Texas Rangers on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics.

The club had spent the past few days deciding which young pitcher would slide into that slot.

Perez, 21, was called up Tuesday to give the club an additional bullpen arm after Justin Grimm lasted just one inning (plus two batters) Monday, forcing Michael Kirkman and Mark Lowe into long relief outings.

Perez took Colby Lewis' place on ...

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