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Reds optimistic Mat Latos will throw off mound this week

Mar 3, 2014, 7:36 PM EST

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Mat Latos is just a little over two weeks removed from left knee surgery, but Reds manager Bryan Price told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com today that he’s “optimistic” that he’ll be able to throw off a mound by the end of this week.

Latos tore meniscus cartilage in his knee shortly before spring training when he slipped while throwing and required surgery on February 14. He hasn’t had any issues since the procedure and the Reds haven’t officially ruled him out for the start of the season, but he obviously can’t afford any setbacks at this point.

Latos, 26, posted a 3.16 ERA and 187/58 K/BB ratio over 210 2/3 innings last season. He’s also coming off October surgery remove bone chips from his throwing elbow.

  1. yahmule - Mar 3, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    There is nothing to worry about with this guy. He pitched through an assortment of injuries last year and had a season most pitchers would kill for.

  2. BIRDLINE TRADING - Mar 3, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Reblogged this on BIRDLINE TRADING.

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