Latos, Bailey expected to make next starts

Latos, Bailey expected to make next starts

NEW YORK -- Two Reds pitchers -- Mat Latos and Homer Bailey -- are expected to make their next starts as scheduled after leaving their previous outings before the All-Star break with injuries.

"The rotation looks like it's going to be OK," Reds manager Bryan Price said on Friday.

A strained right knee, considered slight by the club, forced Bailey out of his July 10 start vs. the Cubs in the sixth inning. He was given the most rest by Price and doesn't make his first start of the second half until Tuesday vs. the Brewers.

"He's not battling it, but I think he still has a little bit of sensation," Price said. "But he went home and threw a full bullpen the other day and got through that OK. We hope he'll be close to 100 percent by the time we get to Milwaukee."

Latos left his July 11 start vs. the Pirates after five innings because of lower back spasms but seems to be fine.

"Latos is doing everything pain-free," Price said.


Mark Sheldon is a reporter for 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.