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Latos (knee) has no restrictions to begin spring training, the Marlins' official site reports.

After being limited to 16 starts (102.1 innings) with the Reds during his final season in Cincinnati, Latos stands to benefit from the move to a more pitcher-friendly home park and division if he's able to keep the knee and elbow issues that plagued him last season in the past.

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Latos (elbow) lost his arbitration hearing Wednesday, and will make $9.4 million in the 2015 season, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Latos dealt with several elbow issues in 2014 that limited to 102.1 total innings, which quite possibly may have affected the outcome of this hearing. If anything, this could serve as additional motivation for the right-hander entering a contract year.

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Latos was traded to the Marlins on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

Latos, who'd thrown at least 180 innings in each of his last four seasons, including more than 200 in both 2012 and 2013, was limited to only 102.1 innings in 2014, as he battled multiple elbow issues. He was still able to go 5-5 with a healthy 3.25 ERA and 1.153 WHIP. The 26-year-old should slot in as a front-end starter for Miami.

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Latos said Tuesday that he recently underwent a procedure to insert stem cells into his elbow to help with the missing ligament from previous bone spur surgery, Jim Bowden of reports.

Apparently, the procedure was needed to help regrow some of the missing tissue in the elbow. Latos underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove the bone spurs from the region in October of 2013, and the elbow presented issues on and off in 2014, but manager Bryan Price has already said that he expects Latos to be fine for spring training. He has one more year remaining on his contract.

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Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that he expects Latos (elbow) to be fine for spring training, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Latos still has not been able to throw completely pain-free since his setback with his elbow earlier this month, but Price said he doesn't think there's concern that it will be a long-term problem. The right-hander missed the first two-and-a-half months of the season with an elbow injury, but his current issue is reportedly unrelated. "We anticipate him -- without any hiccups, any concerns at all -- going in to spring training 2015," Price said. "There are no reservations at all in that regard."

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Latos (elbow) won't make another start in 2014, reports.

Latos has missed his last two starts with a bone bruise in his throwing elbow, and the team has made the decision to shut him down for the remainder of the season. "We haven't gotten beyond the game of catch at this time. It hasn't been fluid or completely pain free," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It's safe to say that Daniel will make that start." The "Daniel" to which Price is referring is Daniel Corcino, who is slated to pitch in Latos' spot Wednesday against the Brewers. "My goal was we knew Johnny [Cueto] was going to pitch Game 1 against Milwaukee [on Tuesday], and we felt like if we got to the point where Game 2 or 3 was when [Latos would] be ready, he could pitch then," Price said. "That does not look like the case. We're just not moving along fast enough."

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Latos (elbow) played catch for the first time Tuesday since being scratched from his last start, and reported feeling no pain, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

He may be able to pitch in the near future after being scratched from last Friday's start with a bone bruise on his elbow. There's no official word on a timetable for Latos to return to the mound, but theoretically Wednesday and Friday could be possibilities if he's over the ailment, so stay tuned.

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Latos said that his current elbow injury is unrelated to the one that he suffered last October and had to miss the beginning of the 2014 season for.

Latos also said that there was no specific play that caused the injury. "This is something I've probably thrown with the past three starts," Latos said. "I couldn't get a lot of extension. It just progressively got worse. The game before last, instead of throwing a bullpen, I threw on flat ground. Then the following bullpen session the other day, I tried to throw another [one on] flat ground and just couldn't. I threw maybe about 15 throws and it just really started bugging me."

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Latos (elbow) is hoping to make his next start, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Take Latos' optimism with a grain of salt, as the Reds haven't established a timetable for his return and given the fact that his injury is throwing-related, there's no guarantee they'll allow him to pitch again this season. Latos was scratched from his scheduled start Friday due to a bone bruise in his right elbow and will be replaced by right-hander Daniel Corcino.

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Latos has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Brewers due to a bone bruise in his right elbow, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Latos' scratch opens the door for Daniel Corcino to make his first career start opposite Kyle Lohse. It's uncertain whether Latos is in danger of miss multiple starts, but the Reds have nothing left to play for so they figure to take a cautious approach to his recovery.