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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reds' Mat Latos transferred to 60-day DL

By on 5/15/2014 12:45:00 PM

Although as recently as Tuesday the Cincinnati Reds (17-20) expressed cautious optimism about a late-May to early-June return for right-handed starter Mat Latos, today they transferred him to the 60-DL prior to the day-night double header with the San Diego Padres (19-21). In addition, the Reds added veteran LHP Jeff Francis as the 26th man to start the second game of the double header, and sent right-handed reliever Nick Christiani to Triple-A Louiville, per @MLBRosterMoves. Latos has been on the DL since March 21 recovering from  left knee surgery and right elbow inflammation.

Latos, 26, gave the Reds two very good seasons in 2012-23 with  total of 65 starts (420 innings), going 28-11 with a 3.32 ERA and 372 strikeouts, drawing Cy Young votes in 2012. He was also a workhorse for the San Diego Padres, who drafted him in 2006 (11th round), and traded him in December 2011 to the Reds for Yonder Alonso, Brad Boxberger, Yasmani Grandal and Edinson Volquez. Latos is in his second year of arbitraion ($7.25 million) and under team control through 2015.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats

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