MLB clears Oliver Perez's injury

Updated: June 8, 2010, 10:46 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

Major League Baseball is satisfied with left-hander Oliver Perez's placement on the disabled list with right knee tendinitis and will not pursue nullifying the maneuver.

Perez had abruptly landed on the DL on Saturday to clear roster room for left-hander Jon Niese after declining to go to the minor leagues.

The Mets had Perez take an MRI on Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery. After reviewing the medical material, MLB has declined to pursue the matter further.

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Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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