Johan pitched from a mound today, will make first start March 2

Earlier today at Tradition Field, Johan Santana threw from a mound for the first time this spring.

Terry Collins told reporters Santana will make his first Grapefruit League start on March 2.

Collins, Santana and Sandy Alderson will discuss tomorrow the possibility of Santana pitching in the WBC.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

1:21 pm: I love how Santana commands the attention of every one, even for something as simple as his first time throwing off a mound this Spring.

Center stage, being watched by his bosses, reporters and photographers…


Santana threw free and easy…

Johan Santana Bullpen

… pitching to the team’s legendary bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello…


… with Terry Collins standing behind the catcher, behind the fence, watching and pacing, as usual…