During Sports Nite, Oliver Perez told reporters that he has been experiencing the pain in his knee since Spring Training. He will be heading to Florida for rehab.
Obviously he isn’t the brightest bulb on the planet because if he was, he would’ve said something about it then. Instead, he decides to whine about it when everyone gets on his case about how he is stinking up the joint.
Omar Minaya announced during the postgame report that Oliver Perez will be placed on the DL.
An MRI on his knee revealed patella tendinitis of the right knee.
Jonathan Niese will be making the start on Friday against the Pirates instead of Ken Takahashi. Niese has been anything but dominant in Triple-A Buffalo going 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA.
So it appears that Perez was not lying. The injury was not in his head.
I’m not happy about Niese coming up. I would’ve preferred to see Nelson Figueroa. At least he can give the Mets five innings.
Let’s see how it works out.