Latos scratched from rehab start; Broxton activated

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos (55) throws during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. 

Christopher Hanewinckel

Mat Latos will not be making his scheduled rehab start for the Triple-A Louisville Bats tonight against Columbus.

Manager Bryan Price told media members prior to Tuesday night’s game in St. Louis against the Cardinals that the setback isn’t being viewed as serious but there is no timetable for when Latos would be ready to make his next start.

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Price said Latos could play catch today.

Latos has been working his way back from elbow surgery last October and knee surgery in February. He pitched in a couple of minor league games during spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., and started for Double-A Pensacola last Thursday. He pitched four innings, giving up seven hits and five runs, three of them earned, with two walks and three strikeouts. He threw 75 pitches in that game against Chicago Cubs affiliate Tennessee.

Latos began this season on the 15-day DL but Price and the Reds have been shooting for him to be ready to re-join them for his first start either this weekend at home against Tampa Bay or against Pittsburgh in a three-game series that begins on Monday at Great American Ball Park.

Alfredo Simon has been pitching in Latos’ spot in the rotation since the beginning of spring training. Simon pitched seven innings and got the win in last Sunday’s 2-1 victory against the Mets in New York.