Oliver Perez has been put on the disabled list with right knee tendinitis. Perez had an MRI on his knee on Wednesday, according to Adam Rubin.
Perez will be placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 3. Perez had an MRI on his knee on Wednesday, according to Adam Rubin.
Instead of Ken Takahashi making the start in place of Perez on Friday, the Mets will call up Jon Niese from Triple-A Buffalo to make the start against the Pirates.
Niese is 0-2 in five starts for Buffalo this season. He has a 6.55 ERA after letting up 16 earned runs in 22 innings. He’s allowed 29 hits and walked eight while striking out 25 batters.