MLB Information: Cleveland selects Óliver Pérez for the task
Cleveland announced on Wednesday that they have designated left-handed Óliver Pérez to play to make room on the active squad for Nick Wittgren.
The only 39-year-old Pérez had not allowed a deserved run in 3 2/3 innings this season. During that time he allowed five hits, walked one, and hit four.
The former Met has an ERA of 3.42 and 10.8 K / 9 over 350 innings in major leagues since the Mets cut him in 2011. During that decade, Perez has spent time with the Mariners, D’Backs, Nationals, Astros and, most recently, Cleveland.
Pérez and Joe Smith remain as the only active Mets who have played at Shea Stadium. Recently our own Robert Piersall did an excellent article about Ollie as the last standing met in 2006.
The Mets currently only have one left-hander on the active roster Aaron Wolf. Veteran left Jerry Blevins Retired on Tuesday and left-handed Stephen Tarpley recently made a disastrous Mets debut.
The Mets also have left-handers on the 40-man roster Daniel Zamora, Joey Lucchesi and Thomas Szapucki.
The Mets also currently have a vacancy on the 40-man roster.