Wright and Santana Progress by Playing Without Pain

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PETER K IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

Published: March 27, 2012

By PETER KERASOTIS

JUPITER, Fla. — They sat side by side in the visitors’ training room at Roger Dean Stadium, one with the left side of his abdomen wrapped in ice and the other with his left shoulder entwined the same way. From outside, the faint sounds of a spring training game whispered into the Mets’ clubhouse.

David Wright had just played four innings in an exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, his first action of the spring. Johan Santana had just pitched five innings. The Mets won, 6-3, just their sixth victory this spring, but far more significant was that Wright was finally back and Santana had survived another outing with no outward signs that he was hurting.

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