Johan Santana SP BAL Dec 11 '78

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Johan Santana is still 10 days away from being able to throw off a mound.

It's the next big step for the lefty, who threw from 120 feet on Friday. There's still plenty of time for Santana to be ready by Opening Day, but his availability is anything but a given at this point. The 33-year-old has been plagued by injuries over his career, but the Mets had hopes that he could handle a full workload this year. From that standpoint, Santana's slow start hasn't done much to reassure the team.

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