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Latos awaits results of MRI due to right arm issues

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CINCINNATI -- Following a pair of setbacks this week because of right elbow soreness, Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos underwent a MRI exam on Saturday morning. Latos was awaiting the results of the tests. Unlike previous soreness he had in Spring Training that was located in the back of the elbow, the current issue is around his forearm area.

"They think they've kind of got it pinpointed as to what it is, but they want to make 100 percent sure," Latos said.

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CINCINNATI -- Following a pair of setbacks this week because of right elbow soreness, Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos underwent a MRI exam on Saturday morning. Latos was awaiting the results of the tests. Unlike previous soreness he had in Spring Training that was located in the back of the elbow, the current issue is around his forearm area.

"They think they've kind of got it pinpointed as to what it is, but they want to make 100 percent sure," Latos said.

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On Tuesday, Latos was scratched from his rehab assignment start for Triple-A Louisville after he felt discomfort. On Friday, his side bullpen session was cut short for the same reason.

Latos had bone chips removed from his elbow in October, and then had misfortune at the start of Spring Training when he needed left knee surgery to repair torn meniscus cartilage.

"It's frustrating to not be able to get out there and throw," Latos said. "You take care of the bone chips that were bothering me at the end of the year to be healthy and try to come back stronger this year. It seems like every time I make step forward, I take eight steps backwards. I didn't last a week coming into Spring Training without having to have surgery, which is aggravating as hell."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon.

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