UPDATES & NEWS
Update: Mat Latos (knee/forearm) increased the distance he's throwing to 90 feet Monday.
Latos was quoted on Monday as saying that a mid-to-late-May return "would be fantastic," so this news is quite encouraging. With a record of 51-35 and ERA of 3.27 over the past four seasons, Latos has been one of the more consistent starters in the major leagues. He will be a welcome addition to the Reds rotation and fantasy teams alike once he proves to be totally healthy.ANALYST: David Kerr
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.
Morales is raking to start the season, hitting .358 with 12 runs, two home runs and nine RBI as the Royals everyday DH and cleanup hitter. 2014 was a lost year for Morales as he struggled to find a role with the Mariners and Twins but he showed capable of being a productive player over the two seasons prior where he hits a combined 45 home runs over the two years. Morales was one of the more promising offensive players in the league before a devastating ankle injury nearly ended his career in 2010 but if his hot start is any indication of things to come those who took a chance on Kendrys could be in for a solid season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba