According to Peter Gammons on Twitter, Cincinnati Reds right handed starting pitcher Mat Latos underwent an operation to remove bone chips from his pitching elbow.
The procedure was arthroscopic and Latos was able to begin therapy the very next day. Latos was feeling some elbow soreness during the final week of the regular season.
After complaining about the soreness in his elbow, the Reds decided to roll with Johnny Cueto for the Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 25 year old pitcher finished this season with an amazing 14-4 record through 32 starts and 187 strike outs.
He posted a 3.16 ERA and 1.21 WHIP through 210 2/3 innings pitched for the Reds this season. His last outing of the season came against the New York Mets where he gave up four hits and one earned run with seven strike outs through seven innings of work.
Latos and the Cincinnati Reds lost that game in a close one run decision. He was 3-2 in the month of September as he picked up wins against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals.
Now with Latos undergoing surgery and rehab right away is a good sign. It wasn’t a major procedure, so he should be ready for Spring Training when pitchers are to report.
So Mat Latos had an operation to remove bone chips. And when he mentioned it in September some questioned him. Hope he comes back blazing
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) October 16, 2013