Oliver Perez will make his first Triple-A rehab assignment Tuesday night in Buffalo against Lehigh Valley. Perez pitched in two extended spring training games in Port St. Lucie earlier this month, including a five-inning outing last week that apparently was so shaky the Mets refused to release the statistics from it.
That came after Perez -- on the DL since May 7 after being yanked from the rotation -- had a typical Ollie outing in his first extended spring game: four walks and seven strikeouts while throwing 56 pitches in just three innings.
I think the Amazin's are better off with Tim Redding. Hey what ever happened to Jon Niese? Or maybe Steve Trachsel. Anything to keep Ollie off the mound.