â†µAll that advice your mom and pediatrician gave you about not trying to stifle sneezes? Yeah, Mat Latos may have ignored that. And he's headed to the disabled list because of it. â†µâ†µ
â†µâ‡¥Latos, who is tied for third in the National League with 10 victories, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a strain to his left side. â†µâ‡¥
â†µâ‡¥Latos said he suffered the injury attempting to hold back a sneeze on Friday in Colorado, a day after he improved to 10-4 and lowered his ERA 2.45 with a victory in Washington. â†µâ‡¥â†µâ‡¥
â†µâ‡¥"I held my sneeze walking down the [dugout] steps and felt a little pull," Latos said just before a workout at PETCO Park in advance of Friday's game against Arizona, the first game of the second half of the regular season. â†µâ‡¥â†µ
â†µYou would think that sneeze safety might be obvious to players, however, especially ones who makes batters whiff so frequently. (Otolaryngological puns! Excuse me while I hack.) â†µâ†µ
â†µ(HT: Big League Stew.) â†µâ†µ
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