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Mets' Santana says he could miss opener

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New York Mets ace Johan Santana said his Opening Day start April 6 at the Cincinnati Reds might be in jeopardy as he continues to battle tightness in his left elbow. "We have 162 games," Santana said yesterday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. "What we have to accomplish takes 162 games. ... It's tough to say right now." Santana met with general manager Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel to discuss a plan of action for his ailing elbow. The left-hander said doctors have told him an irritated triceps tendon is causing the discomfort. The Mets plan to have him throw a light bullpen session today to see how he responds....

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