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Latos slated for 50-60 pitches in Sunday rehab start

Latos slated for 50-60 pitches in Sunday rehab start

CINCINNATI -- Reds pitcher Mat Latos is slated to begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Sunday. It will most likely be at Triple-A Louisville.

"We like the competition at that level," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "They're home and they're close. It's probably the best fit for his first start."

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Latos, who has been on the disabled list all season after having right elbow surgery in October and left knee surgery in February, had a setback in April when he strained the flexor mass muscle in his right forearm. He threw 40 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday, and is expected to throw 50-60 pitches on Sunday.

"We'd like to see him potentially get into a fourth inning, but a lot of that will be dictated on his pitch efficiency," Price said.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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