Feb 17, 2011, 1:58 PM EST
It’s been assumed that Johan Santana will return to the Mets sometime in the middle of the year, but the schedule has been somewhat amorphous. Today Sandy Alderson brought the specifics: Santana will throw from flat ground in three months, from a mound in early May and will return to throwing balls in anger and toward enemy hitters in late June or early July.
It’s a long timeline but Santana’s surgery was no routine thing. If I’m the Mets, the longer the better. And that’s the case even if everything clicks and they find themselves competing as late as Memorial Day. Dude is owed $77.5 million bucks over the next three years. Don’t rush it.
- Blue Jays sign Dayan Viciedo to a minor league deal 8
- Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture 11
- Aramis Ramirez says 2015 will be his last year 32
- Francisco Rodriguez re-signs with the Brewers 9
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended 307
- Pirates open to massive extension for Andrew McCutchen 18
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” 86
- Yankees don’t plan on having to pay A-Rod’s $30 million in home run milestone bonuses 52
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended (307)
- Curt Schilling lowers the boom on some men tweeting threats against his daughter (134)
- San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks (131)
- Ichiro is happy to be away from Joe Girardi (88)
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” (86)