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Mets lay out Johan Santana plan

Updated: February 18, 2011, 8:51 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- General manager Sandy Alderson outlined a timetable Thursday that would allow left-hander Johan Santana to return to the New York Mets in late June or early July.

Santana, 31, underwent Sept. 14 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder.

Two weeks ago, Santana started tossing a baseball every other day.

Alderson said Santana likely will not step onto a mound until about May 1. From that point, it could take six to eight weeks to be ...

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