CINCINNATI — Reds starter Mat Latos was diagnosed with a strained right forearm on Sunday and won’t be allowed to throw for 10-14 days.
Cincinnati’s No. 2 starter has been trying to come back from surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee on Feb. 14. He was getting close and made one rehab start in the minors. A second start was cancelled because of a sore elbow.
Latos threw in the bullpen on Friday and felt soreness in his forearm, a new problem. He went for an MRI on Saturday.
“It’s more time off to let it recover, let is simmer down, get the inflammation out of there and then start back up,” manager Bryan Price said. “He’ll keep working hard on staying in shape and doing all the other things he’s capable of doing.
“But yeah, it’s a setback. His timetable will definitely be pushed back fairly significantly.”
Latos was one of eight Reds who opened the season on the disabled list, the most in the majors. The Reds originally hoped to have him back by the end of April. The knee and forearm problems have left them unsure of what to expect.
“We’re very optimistic that he’ll be back throwing in the next 10-14 days and at that time, he should hopefully not have any more issues,” Price said. “But time will tell.”
Mathias scores 6 in Ohio’s win
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. — Elida’s Dakota Mathias scored six points to help Ohio post a 100-91 victory over Kentucky in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game Saturday night at Thomas More College.
Mathias had one 3-pointer.
Antonio Woods (Cincinnati Summit Country Day) and Jeff Thomas (Norwalk) both scord 16 points to lead Ohio. Thomas is going to Georgia State.
Javon Best (Gahanna Lincoln), who is headed to Michigan State, had 13 points and five assists for Ohio. Kevin Vannatta (Upper Arlington) added 11 points.
ONU tennis rolls past Marietta 9-0
MASON — The Ohio Northern men’s tennis team defeated Marietta 9-0 in its final match at the OAC Tennis Fest on Sunday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
ONU pushes its record to 10-4 on the season and 4-2 in the OAC, while the Pioneers fall to 3-10, 1-5.
ONU’s Sam Prewitt paced the Polar Bears by not dropping a game on the day.
Prewitt teamed with freshman Alex Starr for a 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles and also won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 singles.
In singles play, Josh Saunders, Blake Troller and Starr posted wins.
Indians reinstate Chisenhall
CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians have reinstated third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall from the paternity list and optioned Justin Sellers back to Triple-A Columbus.
The Indians announced the move before Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox
Chisenhall, who was 6 for 15 entering Sunday’s game, was not in the starting lineup. His second son, Cannon, was born Thursday.
Nationals’ Zimmerman suffers broken thumb
ATLANTA — Third baseman Ryan Zimmeran tried to put a positive spin on his broken right thumb and the Washington Nationals’ list of injuries.
“Hopefully we’ll get all this out of the way,” he said, “and everyone will be healthy the rest of the year.”
Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and is expected to miss between four to six weeks.
He was injured in the fifth inning of Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves while getting picked off as he dove back to second base.
“I thought just my nail had bent back, because the nail was black and blue and bleeding,” Zimmerman said. “It was the whole thumb, not just the nail. It stinks but it happens. It was just a freak accident.”
Infielder Zach Walters was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to take Zimmerman’s spot on the 25-man roster.
Rays place right-hander Cobb on DL
CINCINNATI — The Tampa Bay Rays put right-hander Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained oblique in his left side, the second starter they’ve lost to injury in a week.
Cobb pitched seven innings in a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He’s gone 15-1-3 innings without allowing a run.
The Rays called up left-hander Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham to take his spot.
Left-hander Matt Moore went on the 15-day DL earlier in the week with a sore elbow.