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FILE - This Feb. 18, 2011, file photo shows New York Mets starting pitcher Oliver Perez throwing during spring training, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.  Perez appears headed to the bullpen, perhaps his last chance to stick with the team.  The left-hander allowed his first four batters to reach Tuesday, March 8, 2011 against Houston, his final chance to show he deserves a spot in the starting rotation. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Photo by: Jeff Roberson
FILE - This Feb. 18, 2011, file photo shows New York Mets starting pitcher Oliver Perez throwing during spring training, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Perez appears headed to the bullpen, perhaps his last chance to stick with the team. The left-hander allowed his first four batters to reach Tuesday, March 8, 2011 against Houston, his final chance to show he deserves a spot in the starting rotation. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

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