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Mat Latos | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 244
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers acquired RHP Mat Latos from the Marlins in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.
Olivera is going to the Braves along with Paco Rodriguez and Zachary Bird. Latos isn't quite a Cole Hamels, Johnny Cueto, or David Price type of catch for the Dodgers, but he boasts a 2.96 ERA and 43/9 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings since returning in mid-June from a knee injury. It might be a sneaky-good pickup for Los Angeles. Jul 30 - 4:38 PM

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are expected to send a young pitcher to the Dodgers who would immediately join their rotation.

That's if everything else works out in the reported deal that would send Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers. It's still unclear what the Braves would receive in return, or who that young pitcher going the other way would be. Talks appear to be gaining steam though, so stay tuned.
Jul 29 - 8:44 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Braves are the third time in the rumored deal that would send Mat Latos and Michael Morse from the Marlins to the Dodgers.

No details are yet known on what the Braves may be giving up or acquiring in the deal, but it sounds as though a third team was necessary to make all parts of the deal work. Expect further details to come out as the night moves along.
Jul 29 - 8:16 PM

According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the reported trade sending Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers "could be falling apart."

Latos and Morse are still in the Marlins' clubhouse and Marlins GM-turned-manager Dan Jennings told the media on Wednesday afternoon that he hadn't heard about any trade being close. Word is the Dodgers are trying to flip Morse to a third team, so that could be the holdup. There's also talk of this being a medical thing. It's going to be a crazy 48 hours as the July 31 trade deadline approaches.
Jul 29 - 5:14 PM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Dodgers have acquired Mat Latos and Mike Morse from the Marlins in exchange for prospects.

Wittenmyer adds that the Dodgers will also receive "at least one competitive balance pick." The Dodgers almost surely aren't done shopping for starters, but Latos should fit in nicely in their rotation, as he boasts a 2.96 ERA and 43/9 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings since returning from the disabled list. Morse is merely a salary dump by the Marlins, so he would serve only in a pinch-hitting role in Los Angeles.
Jul 29 - 11:22 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Marlins are "growing more confident" that they'll trade Mat Latos.

His market is "coming into focus," Crasnick was told by a source. Latos got off to a rough start this season prior to hitting the disabled list with a right knee injury, but he has improved his value with a 2.96 ERA over his last seven starts. The Yankees, Cubs, and Blue Jays have reportedly shown interest in a deal.
Jul 28 - 1:02 PM

Mat Latos logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Padres, surrendering three runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

The veteran right-hander punched out five on the afternoon and didn't issue a walk. In what may have been his final start in a Marlins uniform, Latos did enough to keep his team in the ballgame but the run support to earn a victory simply wasn't there. He now owns a 4.48 ERA, 3.53 xFIP and 79/25 K/BB ratio over 88 1/3 innings on the season. If he happens to remain with the Marlins, he'll take on the Padres his next time out on Saturday.
Jul 26 - 6:50 PM

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that the Yankees, Cubs and Blue Jays are showing interest in Mat Latos.

The Jays' interest had been reported previously, although ESPN's Jerry Crasnick shot down the rumor. Latos got off to a poor start and isn't viewed as a good clubhouse guy, but he's posted a 2.72 ERA over his last six starts while showing improved velocity. Some team figures to take a plunge on him before the deadline.
Jul 24 - 12:41 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Blue Jays have "no interest" in Mat Latos and are currently not in talks with the Marlins.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported earlier that the Jays were considering Latos but then later added that he wasn't high on their priority list. Now, it appears that he's not even on their radar. Crasnick also adds that Latos "wore out his welcome" with the Reds and "it's been the same story" with the Marlins.
Jul 22 - 11:46 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays are among the teams interested in Mat Latos.

Latos has looked like a different pitcher since returning from the disabled list, posting a 2.72 ERA over six starts while showing improved velocity. Thus, it's no surprise that he's drawing some interest on the trade market, although Morosi adds that he's not Toronto's top target. Latos will be a free agent after the season and should be able to fetch the Marlins a nice mid-level prospect.
Jul 22 - 9:47 AM

Mat Latos dominated the Diamondbacks, tossing seven shutout innings as the Marlins won on Tuesday.

Latos scattered four hits (all singles) and a walk while striking out seven in his first start since July 5. The right-hander has been much better since returning from the disabled list for the first time, owning a 2.72 ERA in six starts since June 13. That's good news for the Marlins, who could trade Latos in the days leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. He has a 4.48 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 74/25 K/BB ratio over 82 1/3 innings. The Padres await him in his next start on the road.
Jul 22 - 12:35 AM

The Marlins are hoping Mat Latos (toes) will rejoin the rotation after the All-Star break.

Latos bruised two of his toes after getting hit by a foul ball on Thursday night. Fortunately, his X-rays came back negative. Adam Conley was called up from Triple-A New Orleans to start in his place on Saturday. Latos has been the subject of frequent trade rumors and could be dealt later this month.
Source: Marlins.com
Jul 11 - 5:46 PM

According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, Mat Latos (foot) is likely to be held out of his scheduled Saturday start against the Reds.

Frisaro wrote that Adam Conley will be called up to fill in for Latos. There's little information on Latos' foot injury at the moment and he should be considered day-to-day until the team indicates otherwise.
Jul 10 - 5:30 PM

Mat Latos pitched well in Sunday's tough 2-0 loss to the Cubs, yielding one run on one hit over seven innings.

Latos has pitched erratically this season, but he worked more as Mr. Hyde than Dr. Jekyll against the Cubs on Sunday, striking out seven against two walks, with the only run to score against him coming when he threw a wild pitch with a runner on third in the first inning. That would be all that the Cubs needed to stick Latos with the hard-luck 2-0 defeat. At the end of June, Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reported that multiple teams had inquired about some of the Marlin starters, including Latos. It's possible we'll see him in a different uniform in the coming weeks, though that's just informed speculation at this point. Latos' 4.90 ERA and 1.31 WHIP are disappointing, but given that he's never posted an ERA higher than 3.50 in any full season in his career, a change of scenery could do him wonders.
Jul 5 - 5:16 PM

Mat Latos allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

Latos gave up six hits, including a home run, while striking out four. The win moved him to 3-5 with a still-unsightly 5.27 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. Latos will look to make it two in a row Sunday against the Cubs.
Jun 30 - 10:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Carlos Frias
7Hyun-Jin Ryu
8Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson