Santana shut down for season

August, 22, 2012
8/22/12
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Johan Santana is being shut down for the season with lower back inflammation. Doctors have not recommended surgery, Sandy Alderson said. There is not an issue with Santana's shoulder or ankle, the GM maintained.

Santana had an MRI Tuesday. He has been placed on the DL. Collin McHugh will make the start tomorrow against the Rockies.

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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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