ST. LOUIS -- Concern for Mat Latos was at a minimum on Tuesday after he exited Monday's start vs. the Cardinals with tightness in his right hip.
Latos, who threw six scoreless innings and 91 pitches in a 2-1 victory, did not return for the seventh inning because of the injury, which he sustained while hitting earlier in the night.
"It's one of those things that you have to wait and see," pitching coach Bryan Price said.
Because of a scheduled off-day on Thursday, Latos will have an extra day of rest before his next start, on Sunday vs. the Cubs.
"He'll get an extra day before he has to throw on the side," Price said. "It'll be a good indicator on where he's at. He's had a little bit of hamstring and calf tightness that he's worked through. If this is an issue, we'll handle it as needed. At this point in time, no one is even thinking twice about him missing a start or being limited in any way."
In six starts, Latos is 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA and has a scoreless streak of 17 innings.
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