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Mets starting pitcher Oliver Perez throws in the (Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Mets starting pitcher Oliver Perez throws in the top of the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. The Giants won, 6-5. (May 9, 2010)

Oliver Perez

The acquired starting pitcher Oliver Perez with Roberto Hernandez from Pittsburgh in a trade for Xavier Nady in 2006. The Mets released him on Mar. 21, 2011. He signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals a few days later.
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Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York
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Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York Mets throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York
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Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York Mets throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York
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Pitcher Oliver Perez #46 of the New York Mets throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park. (March 3, 2011)

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Pitcher Oliver Perez puts on a helmet before
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Pitcher Oliver Perez puts on a helmet before taking batting practice. (Feb. 17, 2011)

Despite the injury to Jon Niese, Oliver Perez
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Despite the injury to Jon Niese, Oliver Perez (above) will not stay in the rotation. (May 14, 2010)

Mets starting pitcher Oliver Perez throws in the
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Mets starting pitcher Oliver Perez throws in the top of the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. The Giants won, 6-5. (May 9, 2010)

New York Mets starting pitcher Oliver Perez (46)
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New York Mets starting pitcher Oliver Perez (46) reacts while pitching against the San Francisco Giants. (May 9, 2010)

Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, right, and
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Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, right, and Johan Santana, second from right, watch Oliver Perez as he throws during Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2010)

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Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, right, speaks
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Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, right, speaks with Mets pitchers Johan Santana, second from right, and Oliver Perez, left during Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2010)

Brooklyn Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax, right, and Mets
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Brooklyn Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax, right, and Mets pitcher Johan Santana, center, watch Oliver Perez throw during Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2010)

Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, watches Oliver
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Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, watches Oliver Perez as he throws off the mound during Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2010)

Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, left, and
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Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, left, and Johan Santana, right, watch Oliver Perez throw during Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2010)

Mets pitcher Oliver Perez throws at Tradition Field
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Mets pitcher Oliver Perez throws at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2010).

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Mets pitcher Oliver Perez throws while his coaches
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Mets pitcher Oliver Perez throws while his coaches look on at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2010)

Mets pitcher Oliver Perez throws at Tradition Field
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Mets pitcher Oliver Perez throws at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie Florida during Mets spring training. (Feb. 18, 2010)

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