Flexor mass strain for Latos

The Reds got good news/bad news on the MRI results for pitcher Mat Latos.

The good news is Latos does not need surgery. The bad news is he has a flexor mass strain in his right forearm. There was nothing wrong with the ulnar collateral ligament.

“I have some swelling in the flexor mass. It’s not ideal but it’s not the worst thing in the world,” Latos said. “Everything is fine with the UCL. The exact words from Kremchek were ‘the UCL looks strong,’ from the MRI. But there is inflammation and fluid.”

This injury is not similar to the flexor mass tear that Jonathan Broxton suffered in August and required season-ending surgery.

“It’s a setback in his recovery,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “It’s more time off to let it recover, let it simmer down, get the inflammation out and start back up. We’ll keep working hard on staying in shape and doing all the other things that he’s capable of doing. His timetable will be pushed back fairly significantly.

“We’re very optimistic he will be back throwing in the next 10-14 days and by that time, he should not have any further issues but time will tell.”

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