No Elbow Tests For Santana

3:06pm: Marty Noble of MLB.com reports that Santana won’t have his elbow tested. He felt fine after a bullpen session and told the Mets there is no need for tests.

1:44pm: Lennon reports that Santana’s elbow tests have been delayed because winter storms are expected in New York.

10:29am: An encouraging update from Lennon at Newsday. Johan Santana completed a bullpen session this morning without pause, and did not report any elbow discomfort. Santana will still go to New York for tests.

10:01am: Marty Noble of MLB.com confirms that the exam of Johan Santana‘s elbow will take place, but says that Minaya did not specify that an MRI would be part of the procedure.

Noble also puts the potential injury into perspective: "Though the tightness is not considered serious, it has delayed Santana’s conditioning and made it unlikely he will be the Mets’ Opening day starter April 6."

9:42am: We don’t always report every injury here at MLBTR, but sometimes the news is so big that it can’t really be ignored.

According to David Lennon of Newsday.com, Johan Santana is expected to be sent to New York for some precautionary tests, including an MRI, and an examination by team physician David Altchek.

Lennon quotes Mets GM Omar Minaya himself as referring to these tests as "precautionary." But this is certainly something to keep an eye on.



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