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Johan Santana says progress stunted

Updated: March 23, 2013, 9:40 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana, who is slated to open the season on the disabled list, may not make a quick return to the New York Mets.

Santana continues to be plagued by shoulder weakness and is only throwing on flat ground at 90 feet.

He roughly would need to double that distance on flat ground before returning to a mound for the first time since an ill-fated March 6 attempt.

Assuming everything feels OK at that point, he ...

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