New York Mets ace Johan Santana could begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Wednesday, according to the New York Post.
Santana said he felt good after throwing 45 pitches in a bullpen session before the Mets’ game against the Florida Marlins on Sunday. The two-time Cy Young Award winner is recovering from surgery that repaired a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder last September.
“I think all the work we have been doing is paying off,” Santana told the New York Post. “The way I’m feeling right now is, I’m getting close [to minor league games].
“I think it’s even better than before,” Santana said. “But I don’t try to compare anything from past years. I’m just trying to see how it feels, especially after I throw a bullpen like this, and it feels really good.”
The Mets will decide on Monday whether Santana is ready for the rehab assignment.
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