Votto 1-for-3, Latos goes 5 2/3 in rehab game

Votto 1-for-3, Latos goes 5 2/3 in rehab game

CINCINNATI -- Reds first baseman Joey Votto, on the disabled list with a strained left quadriceps, went 1-for-3 with a single and a run scored against Pawtucket in a game called in the sixth inning because of rain. It was Votto's second rehab assignment game after he went 1-for-3 with a seventh-inning single on Sunday.

"We'll take a look there and see how it goes," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "He came out of [Sunday] feeling pretty good. I think the back-to-back will be a little bit more telling, and we'll see how he responds. I think that second game is the most important thing he'll do over the course of this rehab. It will be a little bit more telling on his readiness."

Price was not ready to say whether Votto could be activated from the DL after the second rehab game.

"I don't know. I don't want to talk about anything that doesn't need to be talked about right now," Price said.

Mat Latos made his final rehab start against Pawtucket, going 5 2/3 innings before play was halted.

Latos threw 82 pitches, allowing one run on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts. After the game was delayed by rain, Latos threw 19 pitches under the stands at McCoy Stadium to get to his intended goal of 100.

Latos, on the disabled list with elbow and knee injuries, is a candidate to start for the Reds on Saturday.

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