Mound today for Pedro, not Johan

March, 1, 2013
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Johan Santana won't be on a mound today, but Pedro Feliciano should resume doing so.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Pitching coach Dan Warthen aims for Pedro Feliciano to throw off a mound Friday at camp, but not quite yet for Johan Santana.

Feliciano returned to Mets camp this morning wearing a heart monitor but cleared for baseball activities. Warthen said he wanted to check with Feliciano to ensure the pitcher can throw off a mound without the heart monitor being too cumbersome, but Feliciano said it is not a problem. He is wearing a portable EKG-type device around his neck that is about the size of an iPhone, with wires attached to his chest.

Feliciano last threw off a mound on Feb. 19.

Santana will wait slightly longer before returing to a mound. Instead, Santana will long toss today at a distance between 150 and 180 feet.

"We don't want to go on the mound until we get to 150 feet," Warthen said.
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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