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Mat Latos | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 244
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Marlins acquired RHP Mat Latos from the Reds for RHP Anthony DeSclafani and C Chad Wallach.
Latos is due to become a free agent after the 2015 season, but he should be an excellent rental property for the Fish. The 27-year-old right-hander owns a 3.27 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 8.2 K/9 in 901 1/3 innings since the beginning of the 2010 season. He should take on even more fantasy value now that he'll be making half his starts at pitcher-friendly Marlins Park as opposed to the very-hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park. Dec 11 - 1:35 PM

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Mat Latos has been traded to the Marlins, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Anthony DeSclafani, a right-handed starter, and Chad Wallach, a 23-year-old catching prospect, will be heading to Cincinnati in return. The Reds have also dealt Alfredo Simon to the Tigers, so it appears the rebuild is underway. Latos, 27, had a terrific 3.31 ERA in 522 1/3 innings with the Reds, making half his starts at the hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park. He should flourish in Miami if his health cooperates.
Dec 11 - 11:52 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Marlins and Reds are making progress on a Mat Latos trade.

But no deal is close yet and the Reds could be trying to drive other teams into the bidding with the leak of this story. Latos, 27, owns an outstanding 3.27 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 8.2 K/9 in 901 1/3 innings since the beginning of the 2010 season. He can become a free agent next winter.
Dec 11 - 10:51 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Reds are willing to discuss trading Mat Latos and Mike Leake.

But they're unlikely to deal Johnny Cueto, so Passan's report essentially is just backing up a previous report from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Cincinnati will also surely listen on Alfredo Simon, though it remains to be seen how much of a market there would be for him. All four pitchers are slated for free agency following the 2015 season.
Nov 10 - 8:56 PM

Mat Latos had stem cell surgery on his right elbow recently in an effort to regrow some tissue and cartilage.

Latos, who revealed the news about the surgery Tuesday in an interview on SiriusXM, said the operation was needed because of his previous surgery last offseason to remove bone chips. It's not clear at this point how long his rehab will take, but Latos should be fine for spring training. He's a trade candidate this winter.
Nov 4 - 9:20 PM

Mat Latos (elbow) has been shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Latos, who has missed a large chunk of the 2014 campaign due to various injuries, is struggling to recover from a bone bruise in his right elbow. He'll finish the season 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 74/23 K/BB ratio over 102 1/3 innings. Daniel Corcino will get the ball in his place again on Wednesday against the Brewers.
Source: MLB.com
Sep 22 - 12:17 AM

Mat Latos (elbow) played catch with no issues on Tuesday.

It's the first time he's thrown since he was scratched from Friday's start with a bone bruise in his right elbow. Reds manager Bryan Price indicated over the weekend that Latos is unlikely to return this season, and that's probably still the case given how little time is left. Still, it seems like the door hasn't been shut yet.
Sep 16 - 6:54 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price indicated Saturday that Mat Latos (elbow) is unlikely to return this season.

Latos was scratched from Friday's start with a bone bruise in his right elbow. While it doesn't seem like a long-term concern, there's no reason for the Reds to push him to return with so little time left in the season. "We're not going to try to force feed Mat his last few starts if he's not feeling really good," Price said. "It doesn't make much sense for us. I'd like him to pitch, but I don't want to exacerbate an existing issue. He'll have to come quite a ways to make that next start."
Sep 14 - 10:25 AM

There is no timetable for Mat Latos's (elbow).

Latos developed a bone bruise in his throwing elbow while pitching. It doesn't sound like a long-term concern, but with so little time left in the season, his status is very much up in the air. "Hopefully, it's a one week thing and I can make my next start," Latos said. Daniel Corcino is starting Friday in Latos' place.
Sep 12 - 5:12 PM

Mat Latos has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start versus the Brewers due to a bone bruise in his right elbow.

There's been no indication that the ailment is related to the elbow issue that caused him to get a late start to the season. However, it's also not clear whether the injury might cause him to miss additional starts. The Reds should provide more on his status later Friday. Daniel Corcino is making a spot start in Latos' place.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Sep 12 - 3:31 PM

Mat Latos struggled in five innings, yielding five runs in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

The O's racked up the hits, collecting 10 of them, including five of them in a four-run first inning. Jonathan Schoop then took Latos out to left center for a solo home run in the second inning. The right-hander walked one and struck out two. Latos has a 3.46 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and a 69/25 K/BB ratio. Latos will oppose the Mets at home on Sunday next.
Sep 3 - 12:31 AM

Mat Latos picked up his fifth win with a 10-strikeout performance in Wednesday's start against the Cubs.

Latos reached double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season, vastly eclipsing his previous season-high of seven. He did run into some trouble early, allowing second-inning solo home runs to Luis Valbuena and Jorge Soler. Overall, he gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk. He'll take a 3.15 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, and a 67/24 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Aug 27 - 10:43 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mat Latos and Mike Leake went on revocable waivers Tuesday.

Rosenthal notes that both are "likely to be claimed," but "neither figures to be traded." It was Rosenthal over the weekend who noted that the Reds are likely to trade at least one starter over the offseason, and he reiterated that point Wednesday. He's said that Latos is "perhaps the most likely" of the Reds' starters to be dealt. Latos, Leake, Cueto and Alfredo Simon are all under team control for just one more season.
Aug 27 - 10:11 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal thinks that Mat Latos is "perhaps the most likely" of the Reds' starters to be traded over the offseason.

Rosenthal notes that Latos, Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon are all under team control for just one more season, and the club might trade "at least one of them" over the winter. Cincy's preference would surely be to ink Cueto to a long-term extension, though he'll likely cost quite a bit more than Homer Bailey ($105 million). Rosenthal adds that none of the Reds' starters have been placed on waivers yet and that a deal involving them in August is unlikely.
Aug 24 - 10:32 AM

Mat Latos pitched six innings on Friday, allowing one run to the Braves.

Latos gave up nine hits in his six innings of work, but he only walked two batters and was able to dance out of trouble when necessary. The lone run against Latos came on a Tommy La Stella RBI groundout. On the season, Latos holds a 2.99 ERA and a nice 1.08 WHIP. He'll face the Cubs in his next start.
Aug 23 - 12:33 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Martin Prado
2Scott Sizemore
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Justin Nicolino
9Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Aaron Crow
6Carter Capps
7Sam Dyson
8Matt Ramsey
9Preston Claiborne