Mets plan to put Santana on disabled list

The New York Mets say they plan to put pitcher Johan Santana on the disabled list for the start of the season. (AP)
March 22, 2013, 6:37 PM

JUPITER, Fla. — The New York Mets say they plan to put pitcher Johan Santana on the disabled list for the start of the season.

Mets manager Terry Collins announced the team’s intention on Friday.

Santana hasn’t pitched in a spring training game this year and hasn’t thrown a bullpen session since March 3. He went 6-9 last season and was shut down in August because of back problems.

The 33-year-old Santana is a two-time Cy Young winner. He’ll stay at the Mets’ spring camp when the season begins. The Mets open at home on April 1 against San Diego.

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