It makes you cringe just reading about it. Mark Sheldon tweeted about the Reds right-hander’s ouster from today’s Cactus League game against the Texas Rangers:
Latos just took a Soto liner off of the right shin it appeared. He’s limping around, and now exiting the game. in the 6th #reds
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) March 23, 2013
In his first season with the Reds last year, Latos posted a 3.48 ERA in 209.1 innings. Now 25 years old, he has cemented his place behind Johnny Cueto at the top of the Red rotation.