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The MRI on Mat Latos' right arm didn't return the best news, but it didn't return the worst news, either. Latos has a flexor mass strain in his right arm, Reds manager Bryan Price said.

The injury won't require surgery, but he won't throw a baseball for an undetermined amount of time, possibly 10-14 days, Price said.

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"It's not ideal, but it's not the worst thing in the world," Latos said.

Latos said he was told the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow "looks strong," which is good news.

"It's a setback in his recovery, there's an issue with that flexor mass," Price said. "It's some time off to let it simmer down, get the inflammation out and then start back up. I don't know how long it'll be before he'll throw, maybe 10-14 days and then he'll throw. He'll keep working hard in staying in shape and doing all the other things he's capable of doing. It's a setback, so his timetable will be pushed back somewhat significantly."

Price was asked if it was similar to the injury reliever Jonathan Broxton had last season. Broxton underwent surgery to repair the flexor mass near the end of the 2013 season.

"No, it's different, this is not anything that requires a surgical procedure and I hate to talk about medical issues because it's not really my strength," Price said. "We do know he's going to miss some time from throwing. But we also know this doesn't require any kind of surgical procedure and we're very optimistic he'll be back throwing in 10-14 days and by that time hopefully not have any further issues, but time will tell."

C. Trent Rosecrans also writes for the Cincinnati Enquirer

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