Skip to content

The beatdown goes on: Ollie latest Met set for surgery

Aug 26, 2009, 4:22 PM EDT

The Mets announced Wednesday that Oliver Perez will undergo surgery for the sore right knee that has bothered him for most of the year, sidelining him for the duration of the season. He’ll become the 13th Met currently on the disabled list. Here’s a rundown of what those players are making:
Johan Santana – $20 million
Carlos Beltran – $18.5 million
Carlos Delgado – $16 million
Oliver Perez – $12 million
David Wright – $7.5 million
Jose Reyes – $5.75 million
J.J. Putz – $5 million
John Maine – $2.6 million
Alex Cora – $2 million
Ramon Martinez – $750,000
Fernando Martinez – $400,000
Fernando Nieve – $400,000
Jon NIese – $400,000
That’s $91.3 million in actual 2009 salaries or just about two-thirds of the $139 million the Mets are spending this year. It’s more than what 17 teams are paying their entire rosters. The only healthy Mets earning in excess of $5 million are Francisco Rodriguez and Luis Castillo (Gary Sheffield as well, but all except for $400,000 of his salary is being covered by the Tigers).

Featured video

This was 'the perfect baseball game'
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. S. Kazmir (5256)
  2. G. Springer (3836)
  3. K. Uehara (3496)
  4. M. Machado (3324)
  5. D. Pedroia (2934)
  1. J. Reyes (2910)
  2. J. Chavez (2797)
  3. H. Ramirez (2772)
  4. T. Walker (2695)
  5. B. Harper (2624)