MLB notes: Reds’ Latos out 10 days after knee surgery

Righthander Mat Latos had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee Friday while the rest of the Cincinnati Reds pitchers and catchers got physicals and worked out in Goodyear, Ariz.

Latos is expected to be sidelined for about 10 days. The righthander tore cartilage while throwing in Arizona a few days ago, and an MRI found the tear.

‘‘It was an easy repair, a quick repair,’’ general manager Walt Jocketty said. ‘‘Very minor surgery. He’ll probably resume his throwing program in about 10 days.’’


Latos went 14-7 last season with a 3.16 ERA in 32 starts. He had surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow at the end of the season and had recovered well from that operation. He felt something happen in the knee during one of his throws Tuesday.

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‘‘Is it unfortunate? Yeah,’’ Jocketty said. ‘‘But it’s not something we’re overly concerned about.’’

Braves lock up Teheran

Righthander Julio Teheran and the Braves agreed to terms on a six-year, $32.4 million contract with a club option for the 2020 season.

The deal with the 23-year-old Teheran was another move by the team to lock up a key young player on a long-term deal. First baseman Freddie Freeman, 24, agreed to a $135 million, eight-year deal Feb. 5, the same day the team announced a two-year, $13.3 million deal with right fielder Jason Heyward, 24.

Last year, Teheran was 14-8 with a 3.20 ERA and finished fourth in voting for the NL Rookie of the Year.

Girardi in the dark


Manager Joe Girardi found out about Derek Jeter’s retirement announcement the same way almost everyone else did: when the Yankees captain posted a letter to the world on his Facebook page this week.

‘‘I think we were probably all a little bit taken aback by it,’’ he said. “You’re never sure how someone’s going to do it, but I had no inkling that that’s what he was thinking.’’

Hanson, Rangers agree

The Rangers signed righthander Tommy Hanson to a one-year contract as they continue to search for pitching depth. Hanson, 27, was 4-3 with a 5.42 ERA in 15 games (13 starts) in a difficult season with the Angels that included a right forearm injury and the death of his stepbrother.

Hanson signed for $2 million plus possible incentives.

Texas also avoided salary arbitration with first baseman Mitch Moreland by agreeing to a $2.65 million contract for this season, a raise of more than $2 million.

Rays ink Bedard


The Rays signed 34-year-old lefty Erik Bedard and he is expected to report to Port Charlotte, Fla., in the next couple of days. Bedard went 4-12 with a 4.59 ERA for Houston last year . . . Jim Fregosi, a six-time All-Star shortstop who guided the 1993 Phillies into the World Series as manager, died Friday in Miami after an apparent stroke. He was 71. Obituary, B11.