Latos leaves rehab start early with leg issue

Latos leaves rehab start early with leg issue

CINCINNATI -- During his third rehab-assignment start for Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, Reds pitcher Mat Latos threw five innings and allowed two earned runs and six hits with one walk and three strikeouts while throwing 67 pitches at Lehigh Valley. There was a glitch, though, when Latos exited prematurely with an apparent leg injury.

It was expected that Latos would throw 90 to 100 pitches in the game as a requisite before being activated from the disabled list. Although the Bats did not reveal the injury details, Latos' wife, Dallas, tweeted that it was a calf cramp and that he was taken out as a precaution.

Calf cramped up. From what I understand they took him out as an extreme precaution. Nothing serious. (gonna go breathe now)

- Dallas Latos (@DallasLatos) June 5, 2014

Reds manager Bryan Price was not aware of the injury details when he spoke to the media moments after a 3-2 loss to the Giants and expected to have an update Thursday.

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