It’s official. Oliver Perez is out of the starting rotation and is now competing for a bullpen spot. Manager Terry Collins confirmed it after today’s game.
I’m not sure Ollie can do the bullpen. As a starter his whole career who has been resistant to the bullpen (he accepted it last year only because it was that or the minors) his mindset isn’t right for the job. I don’t think he’ll be able to loosen up quick enough to get into a game if there’s trouble they want to call him in for.
I think this move is just a way for the Mets to say they’ve tried everything he’s willing to do before dumping him.