Oliver Perez roughed up in spring debut

Roster spot, let alone a place in the Mets' starting rotation, seems iffier than ever

Updated: February 28, 2011, 3:37 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Oliver Perez's fate does not seem in question. Not if outings like Sunday's appearance against the Atlanta Braves persist. The only question is which date before April 1 the New York Mets decide to pull the plug.

Perez, owed $12 million in the final season of a three-year, $36 million deal, surrendered four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three batters in two innings in his first Grapefruit League appearance.

He went to full counts ...

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