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Johan Santana throws off a mound, feels good

Jan 26, 2010, 2:43 PM EDT

Stepping on a mound for the first time since September surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, Johan Santana threw a 24-pitch bullpen session this afternoon at the Mets’ spring training complex in Florida and said afterward that he felt “very good.”
Santana noted that he’s now able to fully extend his arm, which was problematic last season and lessened the effectiveness of his amazing changeup. For now the plan is for Santana to wait until the second week of spring training to make his Grapefruit League debut and then gradually work his way up to throwing 90 pitches by Opening Day, but when the Mets and injuries are involved “plans” tend to change.

  1. moreflagsmorefun - Jan 26, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    I had a dream he fell off the mound…… and needed knee surgery and won’t be back until May………….

  2. YX - Jan 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    I think Mets is now officially in Clipper territory.
    Did anyone think that Griffin would somehow not get hurt? No way!

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