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Bruised ego or wounded knee?

You read over the weekend that Oliver Perez ((0-3,6.28) was put on the disabled list to make room for Jonathon Niese. Perez was diagnosed with patella tendinitis in his right knee. This came after Perez refused assignment to the minor leagues. Perez was sent to Port St. Lucie to begin rehabilitation.

Check this out, 13 months ago, from the archives:

May 6, 2009: The Mets put Oliver Perez on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right knee, two days after general manager Omar Minaya said the injury wasn't "DL-able." This came after the Mets had announced they were sending Perez to the bullpen instead of putting him on the disabled list or asking him to go to the minors. An MRI revealed inflammation in Perez's knee. Jonathon Niese (was) called up from Triple-A Buffalo to start Friday against the Pirates. Perez will depart Thursday for Port St. Lucie, Fla., where he will undergo rehabilitation for an undetermined period. Perez was 1-2 with a 9.97 ERA.

[It should be noted that Major League Baseball will examine Perez' latest injury to make sure it was, as Minaya would say, ``DL-able.'']. 

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