Sunday, March 13, 2011
"Internally, the Mets believe they’ll be “lucky” if Santana pitches this year.”The Mets are denying everything. But as Drew Silva concludes for HBT, "What we do know is that Santana has only begun playing light catch and is far from ready to step atop a mound."
That is a stand-alone paragraph in a Sunday morning report by Steve Popper and Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record. According to their sources, Santana has made very little progress in his ongoing recovery from September shoulder surgery and the Mets are ready to announce that he has been shut down indefinitely. The left-hander was already expected to be out until late June or early July, and now it's possible that he could be sidelined for the duration of the 2011 season.