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."

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.

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