"I never had the flu," he said. "Whoever tweeted that is an idiot."
So what exactly was Latos dealing with?
"He's OK. Everybody said he was sick, but it's a matter of him having allergies, just like I have and a lot of people in the Ohio Valley have here," manager Dusty Baker said. "Mat is Mat, you know what I mean? He's OK."
The Reds passed on a chance to start Latos in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday on three days' rest. He would instead start Game 5 on Thursday, if necessary, or would be a candidate to start Game 1 of the NL Championship Series on Sunday.