Oliver Perez On the DL

The Mets have announced that Oliver Perez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list — retroactive to June 1 — with patella tendinitis of his right knee.

Wonder if Ollie is aware which knee has the injury?

Supposedly, the tendinitis was discovered in an MRI taken last night. It’s the same knee for which he received surgery on September 1, 2009. Perez is expected to be in Florida today to begin his rehabilitation.

I’m going to guess that this “injury” is completely made up. If it’s not, you have to wonder if there is still a major problem with the way the Mets handle their injured players — because both Perez and John Maine have reinjured the body part that was operated on. Either their surgeries were not a “success”, or something went wrong with the rehab — for example each pitcher may have been brought back too soon, or maybe they were pushed too hard, or maybe they weren’t pushed enough, or maybe the program was inappropriate for their respective injuries.

In any case, Perez, Maine, Luis Castillo, and Gary Matthews Jr. are all off the 25-man roster — something many Mets fans had hoped to see. Now we’ll see if the absence of those four men will make any difference on the team’s performance.

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  1. Bubb June 5, 2010 at 8:54 pm
    It took a while,but it's happened! Now let's see if some of us were right and if they can run off a good 15-20 game run. I think they will. One question,why did it take so long?
  2. gary s. June 6, 2010 at 3:39 am
    i'd like to see cora and tatis pack a bag too..