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Johan Santana’s next rehab start will be Thursday at Single-A

Sep 12, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT

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Johan Santana is still trying to get some more rehab work in before the minor-league season is over, so his next start is scheduled for Thursday at Single-A in the South Atlantic League championship series.

Santana tossed three shutout innings in the SAL semi-finals last week and Anthony DiComo of reports that he’s slated to throw a maximum of four innings in Game 3 of Savannah’s best-of-five series against Greensboro.

Even if Thursday’s start goes well DiComo says “it is all but certain that Santana will not return to the Mets this season.”

Instead he may continue to get work in winter ball or an instructional league.

  1. zakharovsa - Sep 12, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    If you’re in Single-A ball, it’s gotta feel good to have Johan Santana going for you in the championship series.

    • Francisco (FC) - Sep 12, 2011 at 3:31 PM

      Even if it is for a few innings.

  2. sdelmonte - Sep 12, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    No reason for him to deal with the pressure of the NYC media up close right now. Alderson and friends will find better ways to get Johann in shape.

  3. The Common Man - Sep 12, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Finally, we’ll be rid of the “Johan Santana can’t pitch under pressure” storyline.

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