Latos leaves rehab start early
Thursday, June 05, 2014 11:00 AM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Making what the Reds thought would be his third and final rehab start in the minor leagues, Cincinnati's Mat Latos earned a win for Louisville Wednesday but left the Bats' 4-2 victory over Lehigh Valley in the sixth inning with what was described as an "inconclusive injury."
Latos departed the Bats' game with the Iron Pigs one pitch into the sixth inning.
No official details of the injury were available Wednesday night but Latos' wife, Dallas, tweeted from the game in Pennsylvania that the right-hander suffered a calf cramp and it isn't thought to be serious.
Latos went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Through three rehab starts, Latos has pitched 13.2 innings and allowed four earned runs on 13 hits with four walks and nine strikeouts.
Latos underwent elbow surgery last October and then knee surgery in February and made one rehab start in April before suffering a flexor mass strain during a game at Double-A Pensacola and being once again shut down.
Reds manager Bryan Price said before Wednesday's game with San Francisco that he wanted Latos to get up to 100 pitches in the minors before being reactivated by the Reds.
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