NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets waves to the crowd at CitiField on June 2, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. A video tribute was shown to acknowloge Santana's no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals, the first no-hitter in New York Mets history. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Johan Santana, who pitched three scoreless innings in Class A on Sunday and felt fine doing so, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session today and then is expected to pitch Saturday against the Braves.
Santana, 33, has been on the disabled list since June 21 with a sprained right ankle. The former Cy Young winner is putting together a solid year in his first season back from a series of shoulder injuries that sidelined him for all of 2011. The veteran lefty has racked up a 3.98 ERA and 8.5 K/9 in nineteen starts, and threw the first no-hitter in franchise history in June.
A corresponding roster move to make room for Santana will be made as Saturday approaches.
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