Just how long had it been since Oliver Perez has appeared in a game? Well, it's been since Aug. 1.
And according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Perez's streak of 25 straight games without an appearance was the longest by a major leaguer this season. Perez snapped it in the seventh inning Monday, when he entered and served up a homer to Brian McCann on the second pitch of a relief appearance.
The longest inactive players this season:
25 games: Oliver Perez, Mets, Aug. 2-29
21: Ross Wolf, A’s, July 30-Aug. 21
20: Kenshin Kawakami, Braves, July 17-Aug. 8
16: Nelson Figueroa, Phillies, May 4-21
15: Brandon Wood, Angels, July 21-Aug 6