Santana ready to resume mound work
August, 23, 2011
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
The hope is Santana will get in one official minor league rehab game before those seasons end the first week of September. Santana then could pitch in the fall instructional league in his hometown of Fort Myers, Fla., which begins Sept. 18, and even participate in a comparable fall league in the Dominican Republic afterward.
With the Mets' season ending Sept. 28, the likelihood is Santana will not appear in a major league game this season, but it's not being written off. "Too hard to say," a team insider said.
Winter ball in Venezuela is an option open for discussion, but that is several steps down the road.