Mat Latos (forearm) has resumed a throwing program, he has been playing catch for 3 days.
Latos rehab continues at a snails pace after he suffered a setback earlier this month. Reds manager Bryan Price said, "If we dont have any setbacks, I imagine he could go out and throw somewhere in neighborhood of 45-60 pitches. I think it would be relatively safe if hes feeling good. Following this Latos would progress to long toss, throwing on flat ground, then a few bullpen sessions before any rehab starts, so fantasy owners it looking as if we are talking about almost another month before Latos could possibly join the big league club.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Javier Baez was in the middle of a nasty collision Friday at second base while trying to turn a double play. It looked bad enough manager Joe Maddon was a bit nervous Baez may have suffered a serious injury.
Baez will be fine, but it was indeed a scary moment for the Cubs. Kole Calhoun took Baez out on a double play, but instead of him sliding into his feet, due to the position that Baez was in, he was drilled in the midsection by Calhoun's elbow. As Maddon accurately put it, he "got smoked." Being Joe Maddon, he of course added in that "I loved it." Initially Maddon feared that Baez was seriously injured as he writhed in pain on the ground, but the former top prospect, who is just 22, will be fine and even singled in singled in a later at bat. He is a risky fantasy proposition, who may not even make the Opening Day squad, but his upside is ridiculous. Analysis: Ben Diamond