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Mets place Perez on DL, recall Vargas from Triple-A

7/3/2007 - MLB Oliver Perez New York Mets + more
Oliver Perez

Perez

DENVER -- Left-hander Oliver Perez was put on the 15-day
disabled list Monday by the New York Mets, a move retroactive to
June 27.

"He has some soreness in his lower back, but nothing wrong with
his arm," manager Willie Randolph said before the Rockies beat the Mets 6-2.

Perez is 7-6 with a 3.14 ERA in 15 starts for the Mets, who
recalled left-hander Jason Vargas from Triple-A New Orleans to take
Perez's roster spot. Vargas is to start against the Colorado
Rockies on Tuesday night.

Vargas was 6-5 with a 4.35 ERA in 13 starts at New Orleans,
where he struck out 56 and walked 23 in 72 1/3 innings.