Mat Latos SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Latos tossed three scoreless innings during his Grapefruit League debut Friday against the Cardinals.

He allowed two hits with a pair of strikeouts and two walks. Latos has been eased into game action with his new club coming off of an injury riddled 2014 campaign. Owner of a career 3.34 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, Latos is a strong bet to bounce back to his near-elite production if healthy this season.

Mat Latos SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Latos will throw in a simulated game Monday in Jupiter, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Latos was originally scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut Monday against the Mets but will apparently be held out for a little while longer. Latos is working his way back from an injury-marred 2014 campaign that saw him lose a few ticks on the radar gun and post a declining strikeout rate. Despite declaring the right-hander free of restrictions at the start of camp, it appears the team will ease him into game action.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 month ago

Latos (knee) has no restrictions to begin spring training, the Marlins' official site reports.

After being limited to 16 starts (102.1 innings) with the Reds during his final season in Cincinnati, Latos stands to benefit from the move to a more pitcher-friendly home park and division if he's able to keep the knee and elbow issues that plagued him last season in the past.

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Latos (elbow) lost his arbitration hearing Wednesday, and will make $9.4 million in the 2015 season, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Latos dealt with several elbow issues in 2014 that limited to 102.1 total innings, which quite possibly may have affected the outcome of this hearing. If anything, this could serve as additional motivation for the right-hander entering a contract year.

Mat Latos SP MIA 4 months ago

Latos was traded to the Marlins on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

Latos, who'd thrown at least 180 innings in each of his last four seasons, including more than 200 in both 2012 and 2013, was limited to only 102.1 innings in 2014, as he battled multiple elbow issues. He was still able to go 5-5 with a healthy 3.25 ERA and 1.153 WHIP. The 26-year-old should slot in as a front-end starter for Miami.

Mat Latos SP MIA 5 months ago

Latos said Tuesday that he recently underwent a procedure to insert stem cells into his elbow to help with the missing ligament from previous bone spur surgery, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reports.

Apparently, the procedure was needed to help regrow some of the missing tissue in the elbow. Latos underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove the bone spurs from the region in October of 2013, and the elbow presented issues on and off in 2014, but manager Bryan Price has already said that he expects Latos to be fine for spring training. He has one more year remaining on his contract.

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Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that he expects Latos (elbow) to be fine for spring training, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Latos still has not been able to throw completely pain-free since his setback with his elbow earlier this month, but Price said he doesn't think there's concern that it will be a long-term problem. The right-hander missed the first two-and-a-half months of the season with an elbow injury, but his current issue is reportedly unrelated. "We anticipate him -- without any hiccups, any concerns at all -- going in to spring training 2015," Price said. "There are no reservations at all in that regard."

Mat Latos SP MIA 6 months ago

Latos (elbow) won't make another start in 2014, MLB.com reports.

Latos has missed his last two starts with a bone bruise in his throwing elbow, and the team has made the decision to shut him down for the remainder of the season. "We haven't gotten beyond the game of catch at this time. It hasn't been fluid or completely pain free," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It's safe to say that Daniel will make that start." The "Daniel" to which Price is referring is Daniel Corcino, who is slated to pitch in Latos' spot Wednesday against the Brewers. "My goal was we knew Johnny [Cueto] was going to pitch Game 1 against Milwaukee [on Tuesday], and we felt like if we got to the point where Game 2 or 3 was when [Latos would] be ready, he could pitch then," Price said. "That does not look like the case. We're just not moving along fast enough."

Mat Latos SP MIA 6 months ago

Latos (elbow) played catch for the first time Tuesday since being scratched from his last start, and reported feeling no pain, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

He may be able to pitch in the near future after being scratched from last Friday's start with a bone bruise on his elbow. There's no official word on a timetable for Latos to return to the mound, but theoretically Wednesday and Friday could be possibilities if he's over the ailment, so stay tuned.

Mat Latos SP MIA 7 months ago

Latos said that his current elbow injury is unrelated to the one that he suffered last October and had to miss the beginning of the 2014 season for.

Latos also said that there was no specific play that caused the injury. "This is something I've probably thrown with the past three starts," Latos said. "I couldn't get a lot of extension. It just progressively got worse. The game before last, instead of throwing a bullpen, I threw on flat ground. Then the following bullpen session the other day, I tried to throw another [one on] flat ground and just couldn't. I threw maybe about 15 throws and it just really started bugging me."