Perez to get start in Philadelphia

Updated: April 28, 2009, 12:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

When the New York Mets re-signed Oliver Perez in the offseason to a deal with big numbers -- $36 million over three years -- they expected he would be providing the small ones -- as in, his ERA.

Instead, Perez finds himself facing the loss of his spot in the starting rotation and possible demotion.

Manager Jerry Manuel said on Monday that Perez, 1-2 with a 9.31 ERA and almost as many walks (15) as strikeouts (18) in four starts this season, will get one more shot. Perez's next start ...

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