Mat Latos SP MIA 4 days ago

Latos was removed from Wednesday's game with a left hamstring strain.

Latos tossed 84 pitches over five innings prior to exiting, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts against the Mets. The team lists Latos as day-to-day, but his status for his next scheduled start is uncertain.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 week ago

Latos was left with a no-decision, allowing two runs on six hits, with one walk and four strikeouts over 6.1 innings of Miami's 3-2 win over Washington Friday night.

While he didn't notch a win, it was a second respectable start for Latos who opened the season with two disastrous outings. He's now 0-3 with an ugly 7.31 ERA, but there is reason for optimism as things do seem to be going the right direction.

Mat Latos SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Latos pitched five solid innings Saturday in a loss to the Mets allowing two earned runs on six hits.

The right-hander dropped to 0-3 on the season but there were some positive takeaways from the outing. After a coupe of poor turns to start the season, Latos struck out five and walked just one. Despite pitching well, Latos was lifter for a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning after just 75 pitches as the Marlins desperately searched for a spark on offense.

Mat Latos SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Latos could not get back on track Monday, allowing three runstwo earnedin four-plus innings.

Latos allowed five hits and walked three in his turbulent start. Having posted sub-3.50 ERAs in every season since his rookie campaign, Latos should find his footing eventually in Miami. His next opportunity will be this weekend in New York agains the Mets.

Mat Latos SP MIA 4 weeks ago

Latos started his 2015 campaign in about the worst way possible, giving up seven earned runs on six hits and two walks in 0.2 innings Tuesday against the Braves.

Considering the Braves were one of the most lampooned offenses coming into the year and Latos had the spacious confines of Marlins Park at his disposal, this would have been an impossible outcome to predict. Latos was firing a lot of straight fastballs right down the pipe, making it easy on a middling Braves lineup. His velocity seemed to be right in line, and it may have just been an issue of locating. Latos will get his chance at redemption against this very same Braves lineup Monday in Atlanta, and will pitch a second time next week on the road against the Mets.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 month ago

Latos tossed 86 pitches in a minor league game Thursday, his final tune-up ahead of his regular season debut Tuesday against the Braves.

After getting a slow start to the spring season, Latos declared himself healthy for the start of year. His less-than-stellar spring line (12 ER allowed and 9:6 K:BB ratio in 15.1 innings pitched) is skewed by a disastrous outing against the Mets but the right-hander looked much better in his last two trips to the hill. Prior to an injury riddled 2014, Latos established himself as one of the most consistent starters in baseball, averaging a 3.27 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 200 inning pitched per season from 2010-13 with the Padres and Reds.

Mat Latos SP MIA 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.

Mat Latos SP MIA 3 months ago1 Comment

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.