Mat Latos hoped to get on a bullpen mound by week's end if he reached 120 feet in long-toss, but manager Bryan Price would like Latos to stretch out some more.

Price is being cautious here, but as the Reds pitching coach the last few seasons, he knows Latos pretty well. Of course Latos wants to get back on the mound quickly; he's a competitor. But Price is looking at the long-term and will win out in the end. Be patient, Latos owners. His time will come soon enough.ANALYST: Howard Bender