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Latos continues to work his way back to Reds

LOS ANGELES -- Reds pitcher Mat Latos appeared on track to make his second rehab start for Triple-A Louisville on Friday at Columbus. Against Buffalo on Sunday, Latos threw 49 pitches over four innings and allowed two runs (one earned) with three hits, one walk and three strikeouts.

"Everything that I've gotten has been positive," Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday about the reports. "With Mat, what's really important has been the days following. He'll back in Cincinnati for the next couple of days and back to Louisville to throw his bullpen and so on and so forth. The reports we get today and tomorrow will be more telling than what we saw in the game."

Latos, who had right elbow surgery in October and left knee surgery in February, suffered a setback in April during his previous rehab assignment with a strained tendon in his forearm.

Assuming there are no more setbacks, Latos will get a total of three starts for Louisville before the organization makes an evaluation of whether to activate him for the first time this season.

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