So far, so good for Santana

Johan Santana

Johan Santana

#57 SP
New York Mets

2010 STATS

  • GM29
  • W11

  • L9

  • BB55

  • K144

  • ERA2.98

Johan Santana threw a baseball at distances up to roughly 100 feet on Saturday at Wrigley Field and pronounced his strained left pectoral muscle pain-free. Santana plans to really test the muscle issue that prompted him to be pulled from Thursday's start in Atlanta during a light session off a mound on Sunday.

"Everything is good," Santana said. "Playing catch I don't feel anything. So we'll see how it feels tomorrow. Tomorrow I'm supposed to get on the mound and find out how it feels."

Santana remains listed as Tuesday's starter at Washington. So far, his between-starts routine has been normal, he indicated.

"The day after I pitch I take everything easy. Especially if it's a day game, I don't play catch," Santana said. "And today I just played a little bit of catch. And then tomorrow, that's when I will throw my bullpen and see how it feels. It was today or tomorrow. We decided to throw a bullpen tomorrow. It's fine. Playing catch I felt fine. ... I've got to go one day at a time. We'll see how it feels tomorrow. I think tomorrow -- it depends on how I feel -- will dictate what's going to happen next."