The Padres will re-evaluate Mat Latos status today after the right-handed starter again looked sharp Monday during a 70-pitch simulated game in the Padres spring training base in Peoria, Ariz. "All the reports are good," said Padres manager Bud Black of the session thrown under the eye of Padres minor league pitching coordinator Mike Couchee. Latos faced four Padres, including outfielder Eric Patterson. He pitched 5?2/3 innings, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out three. Black wouldn't say when Latos might be activated from the 15-day disabled list. Latos, whose injury was described as bursitis in his shoulder, is eligible to be reactivated on Friday. The injury updates were also positive for Patterson and left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher. Patterson, who opened the season on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, could be activated this weekend. He will probably play a couple rehab games when the minor league seasons open Thursday. But he is running and playing in the field. Thatcher, who opened his second straight season on the disabled list with a shoulder strain, threw his second bullpen in three days Monday as the Padres worked out at Petco Park.
Padres optimistic as Latos looks sharp in rehab
San Diego Union-Tribune | Apr 5