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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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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
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
4Alex Wood
5Mat Latos
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Bronson Arroyo
9Carlos Frias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson
9Yimi Garcia