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Aug 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos (55) looks on after giving up a one run double to St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Cincinnati 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Reds Mat Latos shut down for 10-14 days

There was an initial projection of mid-April for a 2014 debut for Mat Latos. That plan is now being thrown in the trash, as the Reds’ number two starter has suffered another setback.

This is not a new problem for Latos, but it is not the reason he originally missed the start of the season. It was discovered via MRI that there was a flexor mass strain in Latos’ right elbow, which explains the minor league rehab scratch and short bullpen session he just went through. Latos will be shut down for 10-14 days to rest the elbow. In the off season, the righty had bone spurs removed from his elbow, and this could be a related issue. The initial reports, however, show that the ligament will not need to be operated on.

The original reason that Latos missed the start of the season was due to knee surgery, which he has been on schedule in recovering from. Latos is now expected to join the Reds in mid-May.

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