For the second season in a row, the Mets placed under-performing pitcher Oliver Perez on the disabled list with a convenient knee injury. They’ve been trying to convince Perez to accept an assignment to the minors to work out his problems, but he has refused so far. According to reports, Perez complained on Friday of pain in his right knee, the same one that was scoped last season.
An MRI found tendinitis and Perez was placed on the disabled list. This revelation of a knee injury couldn’t have come at a more convenient time for the Mets with Jon Niese pitching today and needing a roster spot. Apparently, the timing is so convenient that MLB is investigating Perez’ medical records according to the Daily News.
It wouldn’t surprise me if the Mets sent Perez for one of those full body scans that you hear advertised on the radio to find any possible problem that would land him on the DL.