Mat Latos SP MIA 24 hours ago

The Miami Marlins have traded pitcher Mat Latos to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Yahoo Sports. Latos, who is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA this season, will assume a role in the Dodgers' starting rotation.

Mat Latos SP MIA 2 days ago

The Miami Marlins traded starting pitcher Mat Latos to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Latos, outfielder Michael Morse and a top-40 draft pick will head to the Dodgers in exchange for three pitching prospects. The 27-year-old, who was traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Marlins this past offseason, was off to a rough start but has righted the ship of late with a 2.96 ERA and a 43:9 K:BB ratio in his last seven starts. Latos will upgrade the Dodgers' rotation, which is relatively thin behind aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. The seven-year veteran is making an affordable $3.5 million in what is the final year of his contract, and will become an unrestricted free agent following the season. Latos was next scheduled to start Saturday but it is unclear when he will make his team debut.

Mat Latos SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Mat Latos said he is ready to return to the rotation after recovering from a foot injury, according to the Miami Herald. Latos skipped his last start before the All-Star break after he was hit on the foot by a foul ball on July 5, but has since returned to full strength. “We took a professional measure, which gave me some extra time,” Latos said. “My body feels great.

I pitched with one leg early in the year and it wasn’t great." After an extremely tough start to his first season as a Marlin, Latos has lowered his ERA every month since April. The 27-year-old has attributed his success to his return to full fitness, so he appears ready to carry his positive momentum forward once he does return. Latos currently holds a 3-6 record, 4.90 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 75.1 innings.

Mat Latos SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Latos has been scratched from his Saturday start due to a foot injury, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Latos could miss just one start with the issue, especially with extra rest in the All-Star break around the corner. Adam Conley will be recalled to start in his place Saturday, but it will likely be a spot start unless Latos' injury turns out to be something serious.

Mat Latos SP MIA 4 weeks ago

Latos was a tough-luck loser against the Cubs on Sunday, allowing just one run on a hit and two walks across seven innings. He struck out seven in falling to 3-6.

The righty shut down the Chicago offense on the day and actually allowed his only run on a wild pitch, but received no run support and took the loss as a result. Latos has now thrown back-to-back quality starts and will carry a 4.90 ERA into a Saturday home matchup with his former team, the Cincinnati Reds.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 month ago

Latos improved to 3-5 with a quality start win Tuesday against the Giants, as he gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and struck out four over six innings.

Latos has been up-and-down since coming off the DL. Tuesday's performance was his second quality start in four appearances since returning June 13, and his ERA is 3.86 over that span. It's unimpressive for Latos in mammoth Marlins Park, but he had a 6.12 ERA before going on the disabled list. He has 24 strikeouts against just six walks since returning as well, a great sign as he is beginning to look a little more like his old self again.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 month ago

Latos threw seven innings Wednesday against the Cardinals, giving up five runs on three hits and two walks while striking out three.

Latos held the Cardinals to only one hit in the first six innings before giving up a three-run home run to Jason Heyward in the seventh. For the game, Latos gave up three hits and two walks -- with all five of those runners scoring, and all earned. The 27-year-old will look to bounce back in his next scheduled start Tuesday against the Giants.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 month ago

Latos gave up three runs on nine hits and a pair of walks Thursday against the Yankees. He struck out six and didn't receive a decision in the loss.

After showing utter domination against Colorado in his return from the DL, Latos returned to humanity in this one. He pitched pretty well, though -- after a first-inning run, he kept the Yankees off the board 'til the sixth, when Brett Gardner got him for a two-run homer. Latos has been a strange sort of pitcher this year -- the sort of strangeness that manifests itself as not-infrequent blowups. That makes him difficult to trust outside of deep or NL-only formats.

Mat Latos SP MIA 2 months ago

Latos (2-4) was spectacular in his return to the mound Saturday, striking out a season-high 11 batters and allowing one run over seven innings to capture the win over the Rockies.

After battling injuries and inconsistency over his first nine outings of the season, Latos finally provided the Marlins with the kind of start they were expecting when they traded for him in December. The start was Latos' first since May 21 after a bout of knee inflammation forced him to the DL, and now that he's seemingly healthy, the right-hander will be counted on to serve as the Marlins' de facto ace until Jose Fernandez (elbow) returns later in the summer.

Mat Latos SP MIA 2 months ago

Latos (knee) was activated from the 15-day DL following Friday's game against the Rockies, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports.

The move was fully expected, as it was announced earlier in the week that Latos would rejoin the rotation for Saturday's game. Latos had struggled mightily in his nine starts earlier this season (6.12 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 36:16 K:BB ratio over 42.2 innings), and with a number of the team's key starters still injured, the Marlins will be counting on him to provide ace-level production right away.