Ollie to pen as intermediate step

March, 9, 2011
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Oliver Perez


Starting Pitcher
New York Mets

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2010 Season Stats
GM W L BB K ERA
17 0 5 42 37 6.80
Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins and Dan Warthen have met and resolved to shift Oliver Perez to the bullpen race, which was the obvious conclusion. Still, the decision is not yet believed to have been communicated to Perez, who allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out one in three innings on Tuesday against the Astros.

A team insider said there are no set number of relief appearances after which Perez will be released. Still, barring some miracle performance in the next week, Perez's days are numbered as a Met, with the organization prepared to eat the $12 million owed this season.

Perez was working out with teammates on Wednesday morning.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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