Thanks to the New York Mets, Johan Santana has withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic. They requested he not participate, according to the NY Daily News.
He still has yet to throw off a mound after his surgery last year. He will be remaining at Port St. Lucie throughout Spring Training.
A very smart move on behalf of the Mets. Considering Santana hasn’t thrown off a mound, it’s best he stays with the team trainers. This way they can keep an eye on him.