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Mat Latos | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Broward (FL) CC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 11 (0) / SD
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Mat Latos (hamstring) allowed two runs in 1 1/3 innings and took the loss in his return to action Monday against the Marlins.
Latos exited a start last Monday against the Mets due to right hamstring tightness, but he felt well enough to pitch in relief against his former team on Monday. After tossing a scoreless fifth inning, he allowed a couple of baserunners in the sixth before being pulled for Blake Treinen. Both baserunners eventually came around to score and put the Marlins in front. Sep 20 - 8:50 AM

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Mat Latos exited his start Monday against the Mets due to right hamstring tightness.

Latos allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings before exiting. He also slugged his fourth career homer. The expectation is that he'll be fine moving forward.
Sep 12 - 10:49 PM

Mat Latos exited Monday's game against the Mets in the fifth inning with an apparent injury.

Latos appeared to be favoring his leg as he walked off the field, but the Nationals should have more information after the game. While the veteran right-hander ended up finishing two outs shy of qualifying for the win, he was solid in the spot-start, allowing one run on three hits and three walks. He also homered.
Sep 12 - 9:04 PM

Mat Latos will start for the Nationals on Monday against the Mets.

The 28-year-old hasn't pitched well out of the Nationals bullpen and owns a 4.74 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 62 2/3 innings on the season. He can safely be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Sep 11 - 5:18 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Mat Latos from Triple-A Syracuse.

Latos posted a 1.06 ERA over three starts for Syracuse after being released by the White Sox. He'll be a long reliever for now but could wind up with a start or two this month.
Sep 2 - 2:39 PM

Mat Latos will be added to the Nationals' active roster on Thursday, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Latos could have opted out of his contract with Washington on Monday, but he has agreed to stay on until major league rosters expand on September 1. He will then officially join the Nationals, presumably in a long relief or swingman role. The veteran right-hander holds a 1.06 ERA in 17 innings (three starts) with Triple-A Syracuse, but the peripherals aren't nearly as promising. He was cut by the White Sox in June after allowing 31 runs -- 29 earned -- over his last 36 innings.
Aug 29 - 9:44 AM

Nationals signed RHP Mat Latos to a minor league contract.

Latos was cut loose by the White Sox earlier this month after posting a 4.62 ERA over 11 starts. The veteran right-hander will serve as rotation depth with his new team.
Jun 29 - 3:49 PM

White Sox released RHP Mat Latos.

Latos was designated for assignment by the White Sox on June 9 after allowing 29 earned runs over his final 36 innings with Chicago. He signed a one-year, $3 million free agent deal in February. Latos shouldn't have an issue catching on elsewhere quickly now that he can be had cheaply.
Jun 16 - 3:26 PM

White Sox designated RHP Mat Latos for assignment.

Latos' rough outing Tuesday night against the Nationals was the final straw. He got off to a promising start this season with Chicago, posting a 0.74 ERA over his first four appearances, but the 28-year-old right-hander had allowed 29 earned runs over his last 36 innings. Latos will likely pass through waivers and hit the free agent market. He signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the White Sox in February.
Jun 9 - 3:38 PM

Mat Latos was clobbered in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals, giving up six runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Latos also issued four free passes while striking out one. With Saturday's addition of James Shields, it wasn't the best time for Latos to have such a brutal outing, as he could be the odd-man out in the rotation. He now owns a 4.62 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season. If he stays in the rotation, his next start will come on Sunday against the Royals. He should be avoided in all fantasy formats.
Jun 8 - 12:09 AM

Mat Latos allowed four runs -- two earned -- over five innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Tuesday.

Latos gave up a home run among his four hits allowed, and he also walked three on the evening. The right-hander remains 6-1 with a 4.02 ERA through 10 starts, but he's fallen off after a strong start to the year. His next start will come Tuesday against the Nationals.
May 31 - 10:19 PM

Mat Latos yielded three runs over six innings as the White Sox took the first game of Monday’s doubleheader against the Indians.

Latos struck out four and walked one. All the damage came via the home run ball, as he gave up a solo shot to Mike Napoli in the second inning before Marlon Byrd took him deep for a two-run blast in the fifth. It was the first time since April 24 that he had allowed fewer than four earned runs while completing at least six innings. While Latos improved to 6-1, he remains a shaky option in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 23 - 8:50 PM

Just as he did last time out, Mat Latos gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Astros.

It was his same line from a loss to the Rangers last week. Oddly enough, Latos' velocity has climbed with his ERA this month. He had a 1.84 mark during April, but he's up to 4.00 now. He's given up 14 runs, 25 hits and nine walks in 15 2/3 innings this month. That he's throwing harder would seem to help his chances of rebounding, but we're not optimistic that he'll be of use in fantasy leagues.
May 18 - 11:49 PM

Mat Latos yielded five earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday as the White Sox fell to the Rangers.

Latos has now struggled in three straight outings after opening the season on fire. He still stands 5-0 because the Rangers didn't take the lead for good on Wednesday until he was out of the game, but the writing is on the wall here. Latos, now with a 3.40 ERA and 1.34 WHIP, is doubtful to hold consistency fantasy relevance throughout the 2016 season.
May 11 - 5:18 PM

Mat Latos improved to 5-0 after allowing four runs over five innings Friday against the Twins.

While Latos is still perfect, it was his second straight shaky outing. He gave up seven hits, including four in a row in the fourth inning. The big blow was a two-run homer by Oswaldo Arcia. Latos walked two and struck out four in the victory. His ERA has increased from 0.74 to 2.62 over his last two starts and we expect it to keep climbing.
May 7 - 12:00 AM

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