Perez Placed On DL
Omar Minaya announced that Oliver Perez would be placed on the disabled list with “tendinitis in the knee”. (Ha), and that Jonathan Niese would take his place on the 25-man roster.
He also announced that Niese would start on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates instead of Ken Takahashi. Thank goodness someone in the organization realized starting Takahashi was a bad idea.
Interestingly, Minaya had a giddy, gleeful look on his face when he approached the microphone to address the press. Was he pleased with himself for putting one over on the late-shift administrative assistant processing DL requests over at the MLB offices?