Healthy and optimistic, Johan reports to camp
Here are some shots of a healthy Johan Santana, who threw off flat ground today in what he considers a normal, healthy progression for this time of year:
Santana later met with the media, saying his 2012 season “ended up in a way that I didn’t want it to.” The Mets shut Santana down in August as he battled a number of physical maladies, including the aftereffects of an ankle sprain, a bout of lower back inflammation and some general fatigue in his first season back from left shoulder surgery.
This summer, Santana hopes, will be different.
“What’s important right now is to stay healthy,” the left-hander said. “Being able to go there every five games, that’s what I want to do. And I’m hoping to do it throughout the whole season.”
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