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Mat Latos | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 244
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Broward (FL) CC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 11 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that five teams have "checked in" on free right-hander Mat Latos.
The five teams in question would be the Pirates, Orioles, Brewers, Rays and Royals. Per Crasnick, Latos is likely looking for a short-term offer in the hopes that he might rebuild his pitching profile after a tough 2015 campaign that saw him pitch to a 4.95 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 116 1/3 innings between the Marlins, Dodgers and Angels. Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:05:00 PM

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Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are interested in Mat Latos.

Keep lining up those reclamation projects. Latos had a rough 4.95 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 116 1/3 innings this summer between the Marlins, Dodgers, and Angels, but Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage specializes in breathing new life into struggling pitchers. Latos has seemingly been around forever, but he's only 28 years old. It's worth a try on a low-base-salary, incentives-driven one-year contract.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 12:17:00 PM

Angels signed RHP Mat Latos to a one-year contract.

The Angels are desperate for pitching help with Jered Weaver's (shoulder) and Matt Shoemaker's (forearm) statuses up in the air and Huston Street (groin) and Joe Smith (ankle) done for the regular season. It's unclear at this point if Latos might start in Weaver's place or if he'll just help out in relief. He's posted a 4.95 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 112 2/3 innings for the Marlins and Dodgers this season. Latos will not be eligible for the postseason roster should the Halos qualify.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 06:04:00 PM

Dodgers released RHP Mat Latos.

Latos had been designated for assignment on September 17 and it appears as though the club couldn't find a trade partner. Set to hit the open market after the season, it's likely that Latos will simply shut it down as opposed to trying to latch on elsewhere for the season's final week.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 09:27:00 AM

Dodgers designated RHP Mat Latos for assignment.

To stay that Latos wasn't the impact addition that the Dodgers hoped to acquire at the trade deadline would be an understatement. The veteran hurler went 0-3 with a 6.66 ERA and 1.52 WHIP before getting demoted to the bullpen and now cut. He could attract interest elsewhere for the league minimum.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 09:04:00 PM

Mat Latos has been moved to the Dodgers' bullpen.

Latos has posted a 6.56 ERA over five starts for the Dodgers to earn the demotion. He'll be used in long relief from here on out.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that Mat Latos (neck) is improving and is still in the mix to be the team's fifth starter.

Things have not gone well for the veteran right-hander since being acquired by the Dodgers, as he boasts a 6.56 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 16/6 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings in his five starts.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 08:05:00 PM

Mat Latos has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday versus the Angels due to neck stiffness.

Joe Wieland is going to take the hill in Anaheim instead. It doesn't sound like a serious issue for Latos, who has struggled mightily for Los Angeles since being brought over from the Marlins in late July.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 06:25:00 PM

Mat Latos will start against the Angels on Wednesday.

Latos has made five starts since joining the Dodgers, only one of which has been of the quality variety. That lone QS came against the Angels in his debut, which played into manager Don Mattingly's decision to roll with the embattled starter in the upcoming tilt with their AL counterparts. For the season, Latos holds a 4.92 ERA. He lasted just four innings while surrendering four runs to the Padres in his last start.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 11:01:00 PM

Mat Latos wasn't long for Thursday's no-decision against the Padres, lasting just four innings while allowing four runs.

The Padres dinged Latos for eight hits over his limited time on the mound, scoring twice in the first inning and two more times in the second to account for all the damage on the right-hander's line. The tough start drove his ERA to 4.92. A short road trip for a date with the Angels is up next on his schedule.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 01:34:00 AM

Mat Latos held the Cubs to two runs over 4 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision.

Latos was skipped on his last turn through the Dodgers' rotation and pitched pretty well in his return to action Saturday all things considered. The right-hander walked three but struck out five and yielded only four hits. He'll face the Padres on the road next.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 12:44:00 AM

The Dodgers are skipping Mat Latos' next scheduled turn in the rotation.

He had been slated to take the ball on Wednesday, but Alex Wood will move up to start. The move allows the Dodgers to start Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in their next series versus the Giants. Latos, who will be available in relief for now before rejoining the rotation next week, holds a 6.75 ERA in his first three starts for the Dodgers.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 08:34:00 PM

Mat Latos struggled in Thursday's loss to the Reds, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

The Reds broke through for two runs in the third, a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth to drive Latos from the game. He exited with seven strikeouts and one walk. In his three starts for the Dodgers since being traded from the Marlins, he's allowed 12 runs in 14 2/3 innings. His last two starts, in particular, have been struggles and he now holds a 4.81 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. The 27-year-old right-hander will take to the road to face the A's next Wednesday afternoon.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 01:44:00 AM

Mat Latos surrendered six earned runs in four innings Saturday as the Dodgers fell to the Pirates.

Latos only walked one, but he didn't record a single strikeout in the rough outing at PNC Park. Francisco Liriano homered off him in the bottom of the second inning and Neil Walker took him deep in the third. Latos pitched well in his Dodgers debut last Sunday against the Angels, but he's likely to remain an inconsistent performer down the stretch. Latos will carry a 4.67 ERA into his next start at home against the Reds.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Mat Latos pitched well in his first start for the Dodgers on Sunday, holding the Angels to one run on four hits over six innings in a no-decision before his teammates came through for a 5-3 win in 10 innings.

Latos has to feel like he won the lottery, as he moved from one of the worst teams in the majors to one of the best. Against the Angels on Sunday, he struck out one and walked one. Albert Pujols drove in a run on a grounder in the sixth inning, but Latos otherwise kept the Angels off the scoreboard. After returning from a knee injury in mid-June, he's pitched very well across 51 2/3 innings, boasting a sub-3.00 ERA and a 44/10 K/BB ratio. A road showdown with the Pirates is up next on Latos' shiny, new schedule.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 07:39:00 PM

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