Reds say Mat Latos’ comments ‘unfair and inaccurate’
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Reds manager Bryan Price says Miami pitcher Mat Latos’ suggestion that Cincinnati rushed him back from an injury and lacked leadership in the clubhouse are "unfair and inaccurate."
Latos made his comments in an interview with Fox Sports that was published on Sunday. A day later, Price and Reds general manager Walt Jocketty took exception to several of Latos’ assertions.
Latos said that when he was with the Reds last season, they rushed him back from a knee injury before he was ready. However, at the time, Latos told reporters in Cincinnati he was upset with the Reds because they were holding him back during his rehab to make sure he was healed.
The Reds traded Latos to Miami in the offseason.