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Johan Santana throws off mound without pain

Posted on: July 1, 2011 7:12 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Injured Mets ace Johan Santana was shut down about a month ago from a throwing program, due to some soreness in his surgically repaired throwing shoulder. Wednesday, though, Santana got back on the mound and threw a bullpen session without any pain. According to the Mets, once Santana throws two straight sessions without issue, he'll work toward increasing arm strength. If there are no further setbacks, Santana reportedly could return sometime in August (MLB.com). The problem, of course, is recovering from surgery is always unpredictable.

Santana, 32, was 11-9 with a 2.98 ERA, 1.18 WHIP last season. The four-time All-Star has finished in the top five of Cy Young voting five times.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:59 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:36 am
 

Johan Santana throws off mound without pain

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 1, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Johan Santana throws off mound without pain

absolutely,I don't see any upside to rushing Santana back to pitch for a month.Let him get fully repaired and he'll be fresh come next season.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Johan Santana throws off mound without pain

If there are no further setbacks, Santana reportedly could return sometime in August (). The problem, of course, is recovering from surgery is always unpredictable
 Johan should only return if he 100% healthy. I can see him wanting to ease his mind by having a few starts this season. If he's ready and has been medically cleared, then he should pitch. The Mets probably will be out of any race by then, so his starts are merely for his progress and preparation for 2012, where he should be a huge part of the rotation.


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