Mat Latos SP MIA 3 days 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 week 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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.

Mat Latos SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Latos (knee) will be activated from the 15-day DL and start Saturday against Colorado, MLB.com reports.

Latos has been out since May 23 due to left knee inflammation. He gave up one run Monday in 4.2 innings in a rehab outing for Triple-A New Orleans. He'll replace Brad Hand in the rotation.

Mat Latos SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Latos (knee) pitched well in a rehab appearance Monday with High-A Jupiter and is nearing a return to the Marlins' rotation, MLB.com reports.

Manager Dan Jennings indicated that Latos' next outing would be with the big club, but the team is yet to decide exactly how they'll deploy their rotation this weekend's series with Colorado. When he returns, Latos will look to improve upon an up-and-down start to the season that saw him post a 6.12 ERA and 1.59 WHIP through nine starts.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 month ago

Latos (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Thursday, the Miami Herald reports.

Last week the team indicated that Latos would make two rehab starts before being activated, giving him a chance to re-enter the rotation during the week of June 14. Latos has struggled with injuries and inconsistency early this season, accumulating a 6.52 ERA and 1.59 ERA through nine starts, however, his painfully low 60% strand rate and a 3.55 FIP suggest he's been a victim of some poor luck along the way.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 month ago

Latos (knee) will pitch in a rehab game later this week, the Miami Herald reported Monday.

Latos tossed a successful bullpen session Monday and is expected to make two rehab starts before activation from the disabled list. Latos' myriad of injury issues early in the season have made it difficult for the right-hander to find any sort of consistency on the mound. He's tallied a 1-4 record with a 6.12 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over nine starts this season. Owner of a career 3.46 ERA and 1.19 WHIP, Latos is capable of being an anchor for the floundering Marlins, but he must get fully healthy first.

Mat Latos SP MIA 1 month ago

Latos (knee) will throw a bullpen session Monday at extended spring training, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

The Marlins will have three-fifths of their starting rotation at Roger Dean Stadium on Monday, as rehabbing pitchers Jose Fernandez (elbow) and Jarred Cosart (vertigo) are expected to oppose each other in a simulated game while Latos throws off to the side. Manager Dan Jennings said that if all goes well with Monday's session, Latos could start a simulated game of his own Thursday.