ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cincinnati scratched pitcher Mat Latos from an injury rehabilitation start due to right elbow irritation and placed reliever Trevor Bell on the 15-day disabled list with an aching right elbow.
The Reds also activated right-hander Jonathan Broxton from the disabled list following his recovery from a right forearm injury. Manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that Broxton will be the stand-in closer in place of injured Aroldis Chapman.
"I'd love to be able to get him into a ballgame where he just starts an inning and gets his feet wet," Price said. "If I could, I'd like to get him into a game that wasn't the ninth inning for his first game, but you never know. He definitely will be our closer once we get him re-acclimated, and that might be maybe one outing."
Price said he didn't believe Latos' injury was serious but also said the team will take a conservative approach and reschedule a rehab appearance after the soreness was gone. The elbow bothered Latos, who had been set to pitch for Triple-A Louisville at Columbus after he threw in the bullpen Sunday.