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Johan Santana's debut delayed

Updated: February 23, 2013, 10:15 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana's first Grapefruit League appearance has been pushed back by as much as two weeks, although general manager Sandy Alderson said the southpaw is not injured.

Santana, 33, originally had been scheduled to make his first spring training appearance March 2, but Alderson said the club is now targeting the March 10-15 range.

"There's no structural issue," Alderson said. "It's just a matter of building up strength. ...

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