Martin Perez accepts qualifying offer, stays with Rangers for 2023
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Only days after it appeared Martin Perez expected to find a suitor in free agency, the All-Star left-hander accepted $19.65 million qualifying offer Tuesday.
The Rangers extended the offer Thursday, and Perez had made up his mind Monday to accept the one-year deal.
Perez never wanted to leave the Rangers, and it’s still possible that he and the Rangers work out an extension. If not, Perez will become a free agent again next year and won’t have a qualfying offer attached.
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