Reds' Latos has surgery for torn knee cartilage

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Associated Press

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Starter Mat Latos had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee on Friday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a concern as they opened spring training.

Latos suffered the injury a few days earlier while throwing in Arizona. He'll have to stop throwing for about 10 days to let the knee heal.

The Reds have suffered injuries to their bullpen during spring training each of the past two years. This time the rotation was thrown into flux from the start of camp. Latos went 14-7 last season with a 3.16 ERA in 32 starts. He had surgery to remove bone chips from his pitching elbow at the end of the season.

Reds pitchers and catchers reported on Friday and had physicals.

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