Johan Santana SP BAL Mar 24 '13

Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that Johan Santana (shoulder) "may take six weeks to get where he wants to be."

Santana has not thrown off a mound in nearly three weeks and will need to double the distance of his current long-toss from 90 to 180 feet before he'll be cleared to climb atop the bump. Obviously, that means he's nowhere near ready to pitch in games. The Mets will use Jeremy Hefner has his rotation replacement.

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