Santana still not ready to pitch
Port St. Lucie, FL – New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana is still not throwing from a mound and could start the season on the disabled list.
Mets manager Terry Collins has indicated that Santana won't break camp with the team when it heads north to start the season.
Santana had been tabbed to start the season-opener on April 1, but is still bothered by shoulder weakness and is only throwing at distances to help build arm strength.
The 33-year-old left-hander made just 21 starts in 2012 and was 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA. He didn't pitch after Aug. 17 because of a back issue.
Santana became the first Met to throw a no-hitter last June 1 against St. Louis. He was also out of action from July 20-Aug. 11 because of a right ankle injury.