Johan close to resuming throwing off mound

Johan close to resuming throwing off mound

Johan close to resuming throwing off mound
DETROIT -- Johan Santana continues to long toss in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and is close to throwing off a mound for the second time in his rehab, according to Mets assistant general manager John Ricco. Santana, who is attempting to recover from last September's surgery to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder, ceased throwing off a mound earlier this month after experiencing discomfort in his arm.

"Everything's been good so far, but he hasn't pushed it," Ricco said. "That would be getting up on the mound and letting it go. He hasn't gone there yet. And a lot of that is really based on how he feels."

The Mets have yet to set an updated timetable for Santana's return.