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Mets Solve Oliver Perez Problem For Now

The New York Mets have not solved their Oliver Perez problem. They have, however, pushed their issues with the struggling left-hander to the back burner.
The Mets today placed Perez on the 15-day disabled list.

The Mets have avoided a showdown with Oliver Perez about whether he would go to the minors by placing the left-hander on the disabled list with right knee tendinitis.

That’s the same knee Perez had surgically cleaned last season.

The Mets have now bought themselves a couple of weeks to figure out what to do with a pitcher they clearly no longer want.