Mat Latos SP MIA 3 days ago

Latos (knee) is expected to throw off of a mound Saturday and could make an extended spring start June 4, MLB.com reports.

Currently sidelined with inflammation in his left knee, Latos appears to have avoided major injury. He has, however, battled various malady's dating back to the start of 2014, including an injury to the meniscus in his left knee that required surgery. Stay tuned, as the true severity of the current injury will be put to the test when he steps on a mound over the weekend. Of course, Latos is off to a miserable start to the season with his new club, posting a 6.12 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 42.2 innings pitched to go along with a 1-4 record in nine starts.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 week ago

Latos was placed on the 15-day DL Friday with left knee inflammation, MLB.com's Clark Spencer reports.

It's been a rough start to the year for Latos, but his velocity and K-rate are in line with what he did in 2014, so there's not necessarily a correlation between this injury and his performance. We should hear more about the severity of his injury in the coming days.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 week ago

Latos gave up six runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings Thursday against visiting Arizona. He struck out seven and walked a pair.

Well, you can at least point to the strikeouts and walks for positives, as well as the fact that Latos kept the ball in the yard. His 3.48 FIP sharply clashes with his 6.12 ERA, so it's reasonable to expect that Latos will find some better luck along the way and improve what's been a hideous stat line. He'll try to embark on that endeavor Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

Mat Latos SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Latos (shin) expects to make his next start after leaving Saturday's outing.

This news came from before Sunday's game, after which Mike Redmond was fired as the manager. So his quote might not necessarily carry over: "It's just a sore left ankle, shin area, but it looks like he's going to be fine," Redmond said Sunday. "Like I said yesterday, X-rays were negative and it's just stiff and sore. But he should be fine."

Mat Latos SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Latos (shin) lasted just three innings on Saturday before leaving with a bruised shin thanks to a Cameron Maybin comebacker, giving up five runs on eight hits including a grand slam to light-hitting Jace Peterson.

After two straight strong starts, Latos' performance took a step back on Saturday, sending his ERA climbing back up to 5.54. Assuming the shin injury doesn't disrupt his usual schedule, he'll look to deliver some quality innings on Thursday at home to the Diamondbacks.

Mat Latos SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Latos left Saturday's game against the Braves with a left shin contusion, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

It seems Latos was able to avoid a serious injury after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Cameron Maybin, as the Marlins are saying he merely suffered a bruise and is day-to-day. That said, Latos won't be in the clear to make his next start until he completes his between-starts bullpen session.

Mat Latos SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Latos left Saturday's game after being struck near the left ankle by a line drive off the bat of Atlanta's Cameron Maybin in the top of the fourth inning.

The Braves have been a nightmare for Latos all season long, and Saturday was no different. Latos surrendered five runs on eight hits -- including a grand slam to Jace Peterson -- before suffering the injury. He was able to walk off the mound under his own power, but Latos should be considered day-to-day and questionable to make his next start until more information becomes available.

Mat Latos SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Latos turned in his best performance of the season on Sunday against the Giants, allowing one run on seven hits with five strikeouts in seven innnings-pitched.

The 27-year-old has been much better of late after an awful start to the season, with quality starts in three of his last four appearances, and was in line to earn his second win until his team blew a lead in the ninth inning. Latos refrained from walking a batter for the first time this season on Sunday and will look to continue his season's evolution against the Braves on Saturday.

Mat Latos SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Latos gave up one run on two hits and five walks with six strikeouts in 6.1 innings Tuesday against the Nationals to pick up his first win of the season.

Latos said this was the best he's felt all season, and while the five walks are a bit unsightly, it does not matter if he is only giving up two hits. He was able to generate more ground balls (11) than in any of his previous starts this season and Latos also eclipsed 100 pitches for the first time this year. After a dreadful first start of the season Latos has given up three runs or fewer in five straight starts and appears to be settling into the starter fantasy owners thought they were getting in the draft.

Mat Latos SP MIA 4 weeks ago

Latos (hamstring) threw a success bullpen session Saturday and will make his scheduled start Tuesday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Latos left Wednesday's start with a sore hamstring, but it doesn't sound like a major issue.