Found August 23, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Knowing they have little left to play for this season, the Mets shut down Johan Santana for the stretch run Thursday, placing him on the disabled list with inflammation in his lower back. Santana first felt the discomfort flare up after his last start, in which he gave up six runs in five innings. Earlier this week, he underwent an MRI, which revealed the inflammation. So the Mets placed him on the DL prior to their 5-2 loss to the Rockies, saying they do not expect him to pitch again this season. "I'm very confident he'll be back next season ready to go, hopefully in a stronger position than he was coming into this season," general manager Sandy Alderson said. "If you look back at this season and what we reasonably could've expected at the beginning of the year, he's accomplished quite a lot." What Santana accomplished was keeping his surgically repaired left shoulder intact. The Mets did not know quite what to expect from Santana when he u...
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