Johan Santana didn’t take very long to get used to the mound again. The on-the-mend left-hander made his first start for the Mets in almost 11 months, throwing three scoreless innings for Class-A St. Lucie on Thursday night.
The latest workout by the New York Mets ace came before their game against the Florida Marlins on Sunday. Barring a setback, he’s expected to begin a minor-league rehabilitation assignment in the next few days.
The Mets will commence the managerial derby on Thursday and Friday of this week. Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman and third base coach Chip Hale are at the top of the internal list.