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Johan Santana tosses from mound

Updated: February 17, 2013, 6:03 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana threw off a mound Sunday for the first time since his August shutdown.

After the 20-pitch session to bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello, Santana pronounced himself fit and on track for the Opening Day start, April 1 against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.

"This is my first time in a while, but it was fine," Santana said. "I don't think it was my best or anything, but it's Day 1. You've got to start at some point.

"Today ...

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