"It's nothing crazy," Santana said. "Just another day. Older, but just another day."
More significant tests will come later this month for Santana, when he increases his pitch count into regular-season territory. For now, the left-hander aims to throw 60 pitches and as many as four innings in Friday's start against the Tigers. The Mets expect him to be ready for Opening Day on April 5 against the Braves.