Cincinnati Reds’ Mat Latos was able to throw from 90 feet in practice today, proving his rehab is slowly working.
After bone chips were removed from his elbow last October, one has to expect a tedious recovery.
“I definitely have to hit the ground running to help out the ballclub,” Latos said today. “The pitching staff has been fantastic. But I definitely want to get back and be 100 percent. I don’t want to be 90 or 95 percent”
His goal to be 100% before returning is wise. There is no need to rush anything and with the slow but steady improvement, he will be back on the mound in no time.
Latos hopes to be throwing from 120 feet by the end of the week.
“We hope to get up on the mound within the next week,” said manager Bryan Price. “Once he’s been on the mound a couple of times, we can do a simulated game and then get him back into rehab games. He’s not starting from square one.”