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Johan Santana to throw off mound

Updated: August 24, 2011, 7:37 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PHILADELPHIA -- New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana, who was shut down with shoulder discomfort days after tossing three scoreless innings in a July 28 rehab game with Class A St. Lucie, was scheduled to resume throwing off a mound in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday.

The Mets have not written off Santana appearing in one major league game before the season's end, although the window is narrow for Santana to get enough pitching in to be ready.

"Too hard to say," a team official ...

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