Stiff back makes Johan Santana's next start questionable

Johan Santana stands on the mound in the

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Johan Santana stands on the mound in the first inning after surrendering a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (July 20, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Johan Santana who was scheduled to start against Houston on Saturday, is questionable for that assignment because of a stiff back that will have him going for an MRI Tuesday. His season also could be in jeopardy.

Manager Terry Collins made the announcement after the Mets' 3-1 loss to the Rockies Monday night.

"Doctors examined him today and they want to take a look at his back," Collins...

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