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An MRI has revealed a flexor mass strain in Mat Latos' right elbow.

It's an injury that often requires surgery, but Latos will just rest and rehab for now. There's no timetable for the right-hander's return, but he figures to be on the shelf for a while. Alfredo Simon will continue to hold down a rotation spot in his absence.

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Mat Latos underwent an MRI exam on his forearm on Saturday.

He felt renewed soreness in his forearm during Friday's bullpen session and was sent for the test to determine the severity of the injury. It's a big setback for Latos, who is now unlikely to rejoin the Reds rotation before the end of April. Alfredo Simon will continue to hold down the fort in his absence.

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Mat Latos still felt soreness in the flexor mass of his right elbow when he threw a bullpen session Friday.

Obviously, he'll be shut down from throwing again and will be limited to getting treatment for the time being. It doesn't appear at this point that surgery is an option, but Latos certainly seems unlikely to be ready before the end of the month. Alfredo Simon will continue to hold down a spot in the rotation.

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Mat Latos (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Friday.

It's obviously a good sign, and Latos should be able to get back on track quickly if he can get through the 'pen session with no issues. The right-hander had to be scratched from what was supposed to be his final rehab start due to a sore elbow earlier this week, so he conceivably still might only need one more rehab outing provided he's healthy.

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Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that Mat Latos has "had some improvement" with his right elbow irritation.

Latos had to be scratched from what was supposed to be his final rehab start due to a sore elbow, but the Reds are confident it's not a serious issue. "We're going to give him a couple of days off," Price said. "He's had some improvement... Doesn't look like significant setback." It's too early to say at this point when Latos might be ready for game action action, but it's sounding like a return before the end of the month might still be doable.

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Mat Latos is dealing with elbow inflammation.

That's the reason he was scratched from a scheduled rehab start on Tuesday at Triple-A Louisville. Latos is working back from early-spring knee surgery and will obviously be out now for another couple weeks. He allowed five runs -- three earned -- over four innings in his first rehab start last Thursday at Double-A Pensacola.

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Mat Latos (knee) will not make his scheduled rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Louisville.

No word yet on the reason for the change. Latos, who had knee surgery early in the spring, allowed five runs (three earned) over four innings last Thursday in his first rehab outing with Double-A Pensacola. He's tentatively scheduled to join the Reds' rotation around the middle of the month.

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Mat Latos (knee) was touched up for five runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and two walks over four innings in a rehab start with Double-A Pensacola Thursday.

Latos struck out three and threw 52 of 79 pitches for strikes. It's obviously not an ideal stat line, but as long as Latos comes out of the outing healthy the Reds won't be worried. The right-hander is slated to make one more rehab start before rejoining the Reds' rotation on April 13 or 14.

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Mat Latos (knee) is scheduled to make a minor league rehab start with Double-A Pensacola on Thursday.

It will be one of two minor league games that Latos starts before hopefully returning to the Reds rotation on April 13 or 14. Alfredo Simon will occupy his spot for the first two turns through the rotation.

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Reds placed RHP Mat Latos on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a left knee injury.

Latos is also coming back from minor elbow surgery, but he's feeling healthy and simply needs to build up some stamina. The Reds are hoping he'll be ready to rejoin the rotation on April 13 or 14. Alfredo Simon will hold down a rotation spot until then.