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Oliver Perez asks for chance to start

Updated: February 15, 2011, 9:31 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- New York Mets left-hander Oliver Perez wants to start.

Manager Terry Collins said Monday morning that he met with Perez and general manager Sandy Alderson to talk about the southpaw's role, and the request was made. Collins said he would oblige early in camp and see how he does in that role.

"It's the same thing I've told you before -- that when Ollie got in here we were going to sit down and come up with a plan that everybody was on the [same] page with," ...

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