Reds: Ace Johnny Cueto failed to make three consecutive starts last season, but showed up in camp in good shape.
“There will be a collective sigh of relief when he leaves camp healthy,” Price said. “He hasn’t had any issues in throwing and fielding drills. It was a new injury that lingered last year,” Price said.
Latos and reliever Jonathan Broxton continue to progress coming off elbow surgery. Latos’ operation was minor, and he also a tear in his knee repaired. He has already thrown one bullpen.
“My best guess is that I will throw another one next weekend,” Latos said.
Indians: Infielder David Cooper is 100 percent recovered from a unique surgical procedure performed by Dr. Curtis Dickman of the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Cooper was injured sliding into first base headfirst while with Toronto in August 2012. The dive caused an injury that seemed minor at the time, but led to a spinal cord injury that threatened his career. In his first action since the injury, Cooper started and went 0 for 1 with a walk.
“When you get out in game situations, you’ve got to get it done,” Harang said. “I’ve been doing this long enough. I don’t think about competing. I’m just out there building myself up for the season and leave the rest up to the manager and coaches.”
The Reds and Indians share Goodyear Ballpark and play again Thursday and Friday. The Indians send Justin Masterson against Cueto on Thursday. Homer Bailey, who signed a six-year, $105 million contract last week, pitches for the Reds against Josh Tomlin on Friday.