Originally written on BigAppleMetsTalk  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Johan enjoys a laugh on the pitchers mound at Spring Training

Johan Santana toed the rubber on a pitching mound today and unleashed a flurry of pitches towards the batters box today.  No I am just kidding about he unleashing part, but he did throw off of a mound today for the first time since late last season during his minor league stint.

He threw a total of 25 pitches during his bullpen session today, and was said to have thrown all of his pitches. In case you don’t remember what pitches Santana has as part of his arsenal since it have been since late 2010 that we last saw him on a Major league mound, let me refresh your memory. He throws a fastball, cutter, slider and his signature change up.

He did not go all out, instead he threw with a mild effort as he took his first major steps this Spring.

The plan for Santana will now be to throw again on Tuesday, once again off of a mound.  Every step Johan takes this Spring will be followed as he makes his way back the Bigs for the first time in 1 1/2 years.

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