In a report from Amazing Stories Johan Santana took another step in getting ready for opening day. He had a pretty good bullpen session that even made him happy. He had mentioned that he even felt fine using his slider.
"As you guys saw today, I was able to throw my slider, and that’s a good sign because that’s one of the toughest pitches to throw because of your elbow. But I feel pretty good."
Right now he is slated to pitch this thursday. Of course that like everything else with Johan is subject to change but at least right now things are looking good for our Lefty Ace.