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Oliver Perez accepts he won't start

Updated: March 10, 2011, 2:46 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

Speaking Thursday for the first time since he was reassigned from the New York Mets' starting rotation competition to the lefty-specialist race, Oliver Perez said he could not quibble with manager Terry Collins' decision and accepted that he got a fair chance at starting.

"He was clear with me. When I came here the first day before spring training he told me, 'We want to give you an opportunity. And if you don't do great, we're going to move you to the bullpen,' " Perez said. ...

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