Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:49:57 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (knee) could make a spring start Monday, March 17, if he comes out of his live batting practice session fine Friday, March 14.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:55:59 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (knee) tossed curveballs and sliders in his bullpen session Tuesday, March 11, and he's scheduled to move to live batting practice next. Manager Bryan Price said Latos is "very close to game-ready."
Fantasy Tip: Latos presents you with pretty nice value on draft day thanks to his knee surgery. However, with reports that he's close to pitching in games again, he might start sliding back up draft boards. Expect him to miss a start or two in the regular season, if that.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:47:20 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (knee) is rebounding nicely from surgery in his knee, and he might be able to rejoin the rotation in the first week of the regular season. "I think there's a good chance," manager Bryan Price said. "I don't mean to dangle a carrot in front of him -- because we're not going to do anything irresponsible to get him ready simply to have him on the opening day roster. But if he stays on his protocol that he's on now, there's a good chance he could be ready to start somewhere after that off day on April 1." Latos threw a bullpen Saturday, March 8, and will throw another before facing hitters in live batting practice. He'll need at least four spring starts before being ready to pitch in a regular season game.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:41:20 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (knee) said he felt fine in his first bullpen session Wednesday, March 5.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:35:14 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday, March 4, that he feels SP Mat Latos (knee) will throw from a mound Wednesday, March 5. Latos is making his way back from surgery Feb. 14 to repair a left knee meniscus tear.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:03:47 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (knee) will throw his first bullpen session Wednesday, March 5.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:51:05 -0800
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said SP Mat Latos (knee) is coming along fine in his rehab from knee surgery. "He is doing fine, the progress has been substantial every day," said Price. "He is doing a lot in the weight room. He is on the field a lot more for extended long toss and some of the pitchers fielding practice. We're getting closer where he can cut and plant that left knee (surgically repaired), but we're not there yet."
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:34:47 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (knee) had a simple "flare-up" with his surgically repaired knee by doing extra exercises recently. He said it was some soreness, but nothing major.
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't appear to be a setback at this point. It is a bit concerning that he's pushing his rehab so hard that he could eventually have one or return too soon, though.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:33:05 -0800
Cincinnati Reds RP Alfredo Simon will have a shot to compete for a starting rotation position this spring with SP Mat Latos (knee) being slowed by an injury. Simon made 16 starts for the Baltimore Orioles in 2011. "We do know we are short one starter right now without Mat," manager Bryan Price said. "If we were to have any setbacks where Mat was not ready to start the season, we have to look at the group we have and that would include Simon."
Fantasy Tip: Simon will purely serve as rotation insurance until Latos is healthy enough to return to the rotation. As a result, Simon will likely have very little to no fantasy significance.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:42:00 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (knee) progressed to long tossing from 100-120 feet Sunday, Feb. 23. He also began stretching, throwing and drills with his teammates for the first time. There's no timetable for when he'll begin throwing from a mound, but he isn't considered far from the other pitchers.
Fantasy Tip: His knee surgery shouldn't have affected his draft stock much. However, this validates that he'll likely be ready for the start of the season. He's a solid No. 2 fantasy starter.