Mat Latos SP MIA 4 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

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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."