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Johan Santana throws lightly off mound in Mets camp

Mar 3, 2013, 11:37 AM EST

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Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters on Saturday that Johan Santana probably wouldn’t be ready to throw off a mound for another “10 days or so.”

But that estimate was about nine days off.

ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports that Santana made light tosses from a mound on Sunday morning in Mets camp. He clearly wasn’t throwing his hardest and the catcher receiving those throws squatted a few feet in front of home plate. But it has to be considered some sort of progress for the lefty.

Santana intentionally scheduled a light offseason workload and has been playing catch-up for the past few weeks in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Jonathan Niese may have to start on Opening Day in his place.

  1. mybrunoblog - Mar 3, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    These daily updates from the Mets and the media concerning Johan Santana are tedious. Call me when he pitches in a big league game.

  2. vipdeportes - Mar 3, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Reblogged this on VIP Deporte.

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