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Collins to chat with Johan

Johan Santana pitches in the bullpen as manager

Johan Santana pitches in the bullpen as manager Terry Collins looks on before a game against the Florida Marlins. (July 24, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

Collins said he will speak Friday with Johan Santana to see how the two-time Cy Young Award winner feels after Thursday night's first rehab game in Port St. Lucie since shoulder surgery in September. "I'm very guarded," Collins said. "I want to make sure I don't get too enthusiastic, because I know there can be a setback. He was so positive the other day, had such a good outing the other day, I'm hoping this is a big step forward for him and us."

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