Santana throws 31 pitches, feels 'fine'

Updated: March 1, 2009, 5:15 PM ET
Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- New York Mets ace Johan Santana said he was OK after throwing a bullpen session Sunday morning, and the team decided against sending him to snowy New York for an MRI on his balky left elbow.

"He felt he was fine, so he's not going to New York as planned," general manager Omar Minaya said. "He'll be seen by our doctors when they come down. It was the weather also."

Santana long-tossed with new closer Francisco Rodriguez before heading to the bullpen for ...

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