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Mat Latos’ return delayed by elbow inflammation

Apr 8, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

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Reds right-hander Mat Latos was aiming to return from his early-spring knee surgery by mid-April, but that seems highly unlikely to happen at this point.

According to beat writer John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Latos had to be scratched from a scheduled rehab start Tuesday night at Triple-A Louisville due to inflammation in his right elbow.

“Mat threw his bullpen [on Sunday] and had some irritation in his elbow,” Reds manager Bryan Price told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. “He had some inflammation and tenderness there in the elbow and he wasn’t able to get through to the point where he could pitch. We’re taking the conservative route to reschedule once we get that soreness out of there. … In the next couple of days, we should know a lot more.”

Latos allowed five runs — three earned — over four innings in his minor league rehab debut last Thursday at Double-A Pensacola. He probably won’t join the Reds’ rotation for at least another two weeks.

  1. straightouttavtown - Apr 8, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Has Dallas Latos commented yet?

  2. toodrunktotastethischicken - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Hopefully its just inflammation and not the TJ epidemic that’s been hitting all the younger pitchers.

    • metalhead65 - Apr 9, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      another minor injury? didn’t they say the same thing 2 months ago at the start of spring training? another 2 weeks? yeah just like Shawn Marshall will be back any time now. just go ahead and get the Tommy John surgery now so he does not miss all of next season.

  3. yahmule - Apr 9, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    This sucks. I want to go one goddamn week without some guy’s UCL going tits up.

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