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Mat Latos | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 244
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 22 - 12:17 AM
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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

Mat Latos got a no-decision, allowing three runs in five innings as the Reds were victims of the Rockies' 10-9 walk-off victory in the first game of Sunday's double-header.

The Rockies got to Latos early, scoring twice in the first and once more in the second. Latos was able to correct himself over his final three innings. Overall, he allowed eight hits, walked three, and struck out seven. The right-hander now owns a 3.10 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and a 54/21 K/BB ratio. He'll go up against the Braves at home on Friday next.
Aug 17 - 8:52 PM

Mat Latos was saddled with a tough-luck no-decision after holding the Red Sox to one run over seven innings, as the Reds surrendered their lead late and lost on Tuesday.

Latos has now gone at least seven innings in all three August starts. Against the Red Sox, he yielded only five hits and a walk while striking out five. He was in line for the win until Jonathan Broxton gave up a go-ahead two-run home run to Yoenis Cespedes in the eighth inning. Latos will take a 2.95 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 47/18 K/BB ratio into Sunday's start against the Rockies at Coors Field.
Aug 12 - 11:08 PM

Mat Latos pitched 7 2/3 innings and allowed three runs Wednesday in the Reds' 8-3 defeat of the Indians.

Latos doesn't look like the pitcher of 2012 and 2013, but he's been just as successful so far, even with is strikeout rate down. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out five tonight. He'll face the Red Sox at home next time out.
Aug 6 - 11:11 PM

Mat Latos allowed only one run over seven innings against the Marlins on Friday.

Latos struck out five, walked four and surrendered five hits. The lone Marlin run off Latos was knocked in on a Jordany Valdespin RBI single in the fifth. That's two starts in a row in which Latos has walked four, but his ERA still sits at a nice 3.07. He'll take on the Indians and try to improve on this one.
Aug 1 - 10:41 PM

The Reds have dangled Mat Latos in trade discussions, reports ESPN's Jayson Stark.

Cincinnati isn't buying this season, and they may decide to sell -- perhaps even their ace. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has seen the attractive packages front-line starters Jeff Samardzija and Jon Lester have garnered and may want in on the action. Latos has a 3.31 ERA in eight starts this year after missing the first two and a half months with injury.
Jul 31 - 1:56 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
2Jake Elmore
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
4Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Daniel Corcino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Logan Ondrusek
6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
8Sean Marshall
9Carlos Contreras
10Ryan Dennick
11JJ Hoover