Santana throws off mound slope

May, 12, 2011
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Johan Santana


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New York Mets

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Johan Santana threw off the slope of a mound in Port St. Lucie, Fla., this week for the first time since undergoing Sept. 14 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder.

Santana attempted 15 throws from the incline without issue.

He has been throwing on flat ground at 150 feet.

The Mets have eyed July for Santana’s return to the major leagues. Still, Santana still has hurdles to clear. Chien-Ming Wang of the Washington Nationals is still trying to return to game action two seasons after undergoing a similar procedure.

Santana teammate Chris Young is due to undergo surgery Monday due repair an anterior capsule in his right shoulder.
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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