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Johan Santana expected to get some extra rest before his next start

Jun 2, 2012, 5:45 PM EST

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Johan Santana is feeling fine one day removed from throwing a career-high 134 pitches in last night’s historic no-hitter against the Cardinals, but he’s expected to get some extra rest before his next start.

No official announcement from the team yet, but Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record reports that the Mets will add rehabbing right-hander Chris Young to the roster to the roster to start next week against the Nationals, likely on Tuesday. This will line Santana up to start next Friday against the Yankees on six days’ rest.

Ironically enough, Young is coming back from the same shoulder capsule surgery Santana had back in August of 2010. The 33-year-old right-hander has a 2.35 ERA and 9/5 K/BB ratio in 23 innings over his first four rehab starts between High-A St. Lucie and Triple-A Buffalo, but he has mostly been sitting in the low-80s on his fastball. The Mets originally planned to have Young make two more rehab starts, but Santana’s no-hitter has apparently changed things.

  1. jjpileggi - Jun 2, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Santana deserves an extra two days of rest. He is a gamer and a pro and will never beg off, so management needs to decide this for him.

    John Pileggi

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