Reds’ Latos to make season debut Saturday in Milwaukee

Mat Latos last pitched a major-league game on Sept. 25, 2013.

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MILWAUKEE — Cincinnati Reds right-hander Mat Latos will be activated Saturday and make his season debut that night against the Milwaukee Brewers — televised on FOX at 7 p.m. ET.

Latos is returning from elbow and knee surgeries.

”He brings a lot to the table,” Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday. ”He brings a lot of wins. He has a real high winning percentage as a major-league starting pitcher and a lot of wins for us in the last two years. And you know, we’re always looking for a boost.”

In 2013, Latos started 32 games and was 14-7 with an ERA of 3.16.

In his five-year major-league career — with the Padres in 2009-11 and the Reds the past two seasons — the right-hander is 55-40 with a 3.35 ERA.