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Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Mat Latos Will Make His Season Debut Saturday

June 13th, 2014 at 8:49 PM
By Cody Dalga

Cincinnati Reds right handed pitcher Mat Latos will finally find himself on the pitchers mound while dawning a Reds uniform when he makes his 2014 season debut Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. 

Latos has spent the whole season on the disabled list, as he had knee surgery to repair torn meniscus at the start of spring training followed by an elbow strain while working his way back to health. He also has surgery at the end of last season to remove bone chips in his elbow. 

Since returning to the mound he has appeared in four rehab assignments. The 26-year old threw a total of 19 and a third innings while posting a 2.33 earned run average. 

Before his last rehab start, Latos was adamant that he was ready to go. 

"It's pretty bogus I've got to go on another rehab assignment, but it is what it is," he said. "I don't make the decisions around here. I'm a puppet on a string, pretty much. I just get told to do what I need to do and I do whatever they tell me to do."

With the addition of Latos to the rotation, it is most likely that Tony Cingrani will be the odd man out. Taking his place thus far, Alfredo Simon has pitched himself to a 9-3 record and a 2.95 ERA. Cingrani is just 2-7 this season and there is a good chance he will find himself back with the Triple-A Louisville Bats. It is assumed Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey, and Mike Leake have pitched well enough to stay in the rotation.


Tags: Baseball, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Reds, homer bailey, Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake, MLB, Tony Cingrani

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