Well, what do you know? The Mets found something wrong with Oliver Perez. A MRI revealed patella tendonitis of his right knee.
So, Perez was placed on the disabled list which conveniently allows the Mets room to recall Jon Niese to make this afternoon’s start against the Florida Marlins.
Niese strained his surgically-repaired hamstring, May 16, in a loss at Florida. Niese (1-2, 4.79) is 0-2 a 5.63 ERA in two starts lifetime against the Marlins.