Santana cautious, optimistic

January, 12, 2012
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Johan Santana worked out in Port St. Lucie on Thursday, making 25 throws at 90 feet on flat ground. Santana said he felt good now, but acknowledged uncertainty about how his surgically repaired shoulder will respond to a spring-training workload. His goal is to be with the Mets on Opening Day, but he did not make any predictions about his availability for the April 5 opener.

“Time will tell,” Santana said. “As of right now, I’m going to follow everything the way they want me to do, and we’ll see how it feels. I cannot tell you what’s going to happen five, six weeks from now, because I’d be lying to you. I have to go one day at a time. That’s the way we have done things from last year. That’s how we’re going to do it this year as well. And we’ll see by the time spring training and the regular season comes -- are we ready to go? … It’s going to be tough for me to guess because I don’t know how I’m going to feel in two months.”

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Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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