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Mat Latos diagnosed with flexor mass strain in elbow

Apr 13, 2014, 12:59 PM EST

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It’s going to be at least another month before right-hander Mat Latos is able to join the Reds’ rotation.

MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon reports that Latos has been diagnosed with a flexor mass strain in his elbow and will be shut down for 10-14 days. When he does resume his throwing program, it will be almost like starting over from the beginning of spring training.

Latos opened the 2014 regular season on the disabled list because of February knee surgery. He had been aiming to make his debut around mid-April, but he felt discomfort in his forearm during a bullpen session on Friday afternoon and an MRI taken Saturday in Cincinnati revealed the flexor mass strain.

“It’s a setback in his recovery,” Reds skipper Bryan Price told MLB.com. “It’s more time off to let it recover, let it simmer down, get the inflammation out and start back up. We’ll keep working hard on staying in shape and doing all the other things that he’s capable of doing. His timetable will be pushed back fairly significantly.”

Latos, 26, posted a 3.16 ERA (121 ERA+) and 187 strikeouts across 210 2/3 innings last season.

  1. metalhead65 - Apr 13, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    so now this minor injury means it will be june before he can think about rejoining the reds. but that won’t happen either because the min. he throws is first pitch he will feel pain and have another mri where it will show the tear the first one missed and he will under go Tommy John surgery and be lost for next season to. this minor injury started in Feb. so excuse me if I am not confident about a full recovery this year.

  2. brandonmauk - Apr 13, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    I thought they fired Dusty?

  3. straightouttavtown - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    I wonder what Dallas Latos and Cat Latos think about this.

  4. marklar1025 - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    I do hope for a speedy recovery for Latos but..

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