Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos underwent surgery on Friday to repair a tear in the meniscus of his left knee, the team announced.
The surgery was performed in Goodyear by team medical director Dr. Timothy Kremcheck.
Latos is expected back on his throwing program in 10 days, which would give him plenty of time to be ready for Opening Day.
Latos was 14-7 with a 3.16 ERA in 32 starts for the Reds last season before undergoing surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow in October.
The 26-year-old righty is not too popular in the Bay Area. He verbally attacked the Giants in 2010 for making moves to augment their roster late in the season. He sold signed baseballs for charity in 2011 with the inscription "I hate SF." And he smashed broadcaster Dave Fleming's windshielf with a baseball thrown from the outfield that made its way into the players parking lot.
Latos memorably took the loss in the 2012 NLDS elimination game against the Giants, in which Buster Posey hit a grand slam in a six-run fifth inning that propelled San Francisco to the NLCS in a title season.