MIAMI -- Left-handed pitcher Oliver Perez has patellar tendinitis in his right knee and will undergo season-ending surgery, the Mets announced Wednesday afternoon.My sources tell me that in a cost cutting move, Perez and Johan Santana will perform their respective surgeries on each other. Unfortunately, that means that Perez's operation will go smoothly while Santana will accidentally be stabbed in the neck. He will not be ready for spring training.
Team medical director Dr. David Atlchek examined Perez Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The Mets expect Perez to be ready for Spring Training.
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