+-
The Mets' Johan Santana returns to the dugout (Credit: John Dunn)

The Mets' Johan Santana returns to the dugout after retiring the Chicago Cubs in the first inning. (Apr. 22, 2010)

Johan Santana

The Mets acquired ace lefthander Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey on Feb. 1, 2008.
See Santana's career stats and bio

Mets GM Sandy Alderson expects Johan Santana to
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson expects Johan Santana to be ready for the start of the season. (Feb. 25, 2011)

Undate photo of Mets pitcher Johan Santana during
(Credit: Mario Gonzalez)

Undate photo of Mets pitcher Johan Santana during his rehab session to repair his left throwing shoulder in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Undated photo of Mets pitcher Johan Santana at
(Credit: AP)

Undated photo of Mets pitcher Johan Santana at Citi Field.

Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana acknowledges the crowd
(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana acknowledges the crowd after pitching a complete game shutout to defeat the Colorado Rockies, 4-0. (Aug. 12, 2010)

Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana throws in the
(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana throws in the top of the ninth inning. The Mets defeated the Rockies, 4-0. (Aug. 12, 2010)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
New York Mets starter Johan Santana delivers to
(Credit: AP )

New York Mets starter Johan Santana delivers to the Atlanta Braves during the second inning. (Sept. 2, 2010)

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana delivers against
(Credit: AP )

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana delivers against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday Aug. 22, 2010, in Pittsburgh.

Mets pitcher Johan Santana singles in the bottom
(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Mets pitcher Johan Santana singles in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies. (Aug. 12, 2010)

Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana is congratulated by
(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana is congratulated by manager Jerry Manuel after pitching a shutout to defeat the Colorado Rockies, 4-0, at Citi Field. (Aug. 12, 2010)

Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana acknowledges the crowd
(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana acknowledges the crowd after pitching a complete game shutout to defeat the Colorado Rockies, 4-0. (Aug. 12, 2010)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
New York Mets' Johan Santana, left, greets Jose
(Credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Mets' Johan Santana, left, greets Jose Reyes after the baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Citi Field in New York. The Mets beat the Rockies, 4-0. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel, left, greets
(Credit: AP)

New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel, left, greets Johan Santana after a 4-0 win against the Colorado Rockies. (Aug. 12, 2010)

New York Mets' pitcher Johan Santana acknowledges the
(Credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Mets' pitcher Johan Santana acknowledges the crowd after the end of the baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Citi Field in New York. The Mets beat the Rockies, 4-0.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Mets' Johan Santana pitches during the
(Credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Mets' Johan Santana pitches during the seventh inning of the baseball game Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Citi Field in New York. The Mets beat the Rockies, 4-0. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mets starter Johan Santana delivers to the Atlanta
(Credit: AP)

Mets starter Johan Santana delivers to the Atlanta Braves during the first inning, Monday. (Aug. 2, 2010)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Johan Santana is taken out of the game
(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

Johan Santana is taken out of the game by Manager Jerry Manuel in sixth inning after Cardinals Matt Holliday hit an RBI double. (July 28, 2010)

Mets' pitcher Johan Santana in the dugout after
(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

Mets' pitcher Johan Santana in the dugout after giving up six runs in the first inning. (July 28, 2010)

New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana (57)
(Credit: AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana (57) congratulates third baseman David Wright, who threw out New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira on a sixth-inning grounder in a baseball game in New York, Sunday, May 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana delivers
(Credit: AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana delivers in the second inning against the New York Yankees in a baseball game in New York, Sunday, May 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Mets' Johan Santana returns to the dugout
(Credit: John Dunn)

The Mets' Johan Santana returns to the dugout after retiring the Chicago Cubs in the first inning. (Apr. 22, 2010)

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana throws early
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana throws early in the Mets' home opener against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field. (Apr. 5, 2010)

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana throws during
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana throws during his home opener game against the FLorida Marlins at Citi Field on the afternoon of April 5, 2010. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana speaks with
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana speaks with catcher Rod Barajas on the mound during his home opener game against the FLorida Marlins at Citi Field on the afternoon of April 5, 2010. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Johan Santana pitched six innings for the Mets
(Credit: Getty Images)

Johan Santana pitched six innings for the Mets and won his third consecutive Opening Day start. (Apr. 5, 2010)

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana points out
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana points out a pop fly early in his home opener game against the FLorida Marlins at Citi Field on the afternoon of April 5, 2010. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)