4 years ago

Johan Santana (shoulder) told reporters Saturday that he still isn't sure when he'll be able to pitch.

Santana was already set to open the season on the disabled list, but he hasn't thrown off a mound since March 6 and isn't anywhere close to pitching in a game. The Mets will continue to move him along slowly and have yet to give a timetable for his return. Jon Niese will start on Opening Day, while Jeremy Hefner will take Santana's spot in the starting rotation.