Bailey, Latos in Minor League games
On the backfields in Minor League games at the Reds complex Monday, Homer Bailey and Mat Latos each made starts.
For Triple-A Louisville, Bailey (strained right groin) threw 76 pitches in five innings and reported feeling mostly good. He said there was some cramping during a fifth inning where he got hit some, but it wasn’t alarming.
“I don’t know how much you can expect the first time out after taking some time off,” Bailey said. “I did feel kind mechanically a little off from just not being on the mound and stuff. Physically, I felt all right.”
For Double-A Pensacola, Latos (left knee, right elbow surgeries) threw 43 pitches in three innings.
“The elbow feels great. The knee, I don’t feel anything,” Latos said. “The velocity was there with me not trying to let it go. It’s Spring Training, so who cares? The velocity was there, the curveball was there, the slider was there. I can’t complain with anything. I feel strong. I feel ready to go.”
Also pitching in a game for Pensacola, Jonathan Broxton (right forearm surgery) threw 13 pitches over one inning in his third spring outing.
More to come on MLB.com/Reds.com later…