Johan Santana and Ike Davis gave glowing medical reports on Monday afternoon at Sun Life Stadium, where they are visiting the Mets during a three-game series against the Marlins.
Santana will pitch in a minor league game Friday for Class A St. Lucie if it has a Florida State League playoff game that day. Otherwise, Santana is scheduled to pitch for Savannah in a South Atlantic League playoff game. With minor league seasons likely over after that, Santana's next appearance -- for two or three innings -- very well could be with the Mets. It would nearly coincide with the one-year anniversary of his Sept. 14, 2010 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder.
Davis did baseball activities pain-free all weekend in Port St. Lucie -- at least with minimal discomfort/tightness. He plans two more days of workouts with the Mets in Miami, then will shut down activity for a month. Without an unexpected flare-up in the next day or two, doctors just need to sign off on no surgery on his troublesome left ankle. And that's the expectation.
Read the full news story with reaction from both players here.