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Oliver Perez wants to stay with Mets

Updated: August 26, 2010, 1:37 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Even after being essentially ostracized by the New York Mets, pitcher Oliver Perez still wants to be with the team next season.

"I want to be back here," Perez told ESPNNewYork.com. "I want to have a championship because I know the fans want it and I want it, too."

Perez, 0-4 with a 6.70 ERA, likely has little choice. With one more season left on his three-year, $36 million contact, the Mets will find it very difficult to entice a club to take Perez unless they pay ...

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