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Mat Latos | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 244
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Broward (FL) CC
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 28 - 6:04 PM

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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.
Sep 26 - 9:27 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.
Sep 17 - 9:04 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.
Sep 13 - 2:26 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.
Sep 11 - 8:05 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.
Sep 9 - 6:25 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.
Sep 7 - 11:01 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.
Sep 4 - 1:34 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.
Aug 30 - 12:44 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.
Aug 18 - 8:34 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.
Aug 14 - 1:44 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.
Aug 8 - 7:53 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.
Aug 2 - 7:39 PM

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

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

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