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Mat Latos | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
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
Contract: view contract details

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Mat Latos has been informed that he will not be on the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster.
Latos now must decide whether to become a free agent or accept an assignment to Triple-A Buffalo. The veteran right-hander had a 6.75 ERA in 14 2/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League, after posting a 4.89 ERA in 70 innings last season between the White Sox and Nationals. Mar 27 - 1:19 PM

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Mat Latos gave up three runs -- two earned -- in three innings of work in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

He gave up five hits, including one home run, and a walk without notching a strikeout. He sits on a 6.75 ERA in 14 2/3 innings of Grapefruit League action. He is a non-roster invitee to Blue Jays camp and seems unlikely to crack their starting rotation. The team will soon decide whether to take him north as a reliever or cut him loose. He put up a 4.89 ERA in 70 innings with the White Sox and Nationals last season.
Mar 25 - 5:14 PM

Mat Latos yielded two runs in 3 2/3 innings during a loss to the Rays on Saturday in Grapefruit League action.

He gave up only one hit but it was a two-run homer by Jake Bauers. He issued two free passes and struck out three. Latos was a non-roster invitee to camp and needs a strong spring training to have a shot at making the Blue Jays' roster. So far the results have not been good -- he has a 6.94 ERA in 11 2/3 innings.
Mar 18 - 4:11 PM

Mat Latos gave up five runs and walked three in two innings Wednesday against the Orioles.

The Blue Jays broadcast crew was talking him up last time out, but this is more the Latos we've come to expect. It seems unlikely that the Jays will carry him as a middle reliever.
Mar 8 - 4:48 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Mat Latos to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Latos will operate as organizational rotation depth for Toronto in 2017 after posting a 4.89 ERA, 1.486 WHIP, and 42/30 K/BB ratio in 70 innings last season between the White Sox and Nationals. The 29-year-old right-hander holds no fantasy relevance at this point in his career.
Feb 16 - 11:07 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports confirms the Blue Jays are close to an agreement with Mat Latos.

Ben Nicholson-Smith of reported on Wednesday that the two sides were "far along in discussions." Latos posted a rough 4.89 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 42/30 K/BB ratio in 70 innings last season between the White Sox and Nationals. It's going to be a non-guaranteed minor league contract with Toronto, if the deal gets finalized.
Feb 16 - 10:57 AM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports that the Blue Jays are "far along in discussions" with Mat Latos.

Nicholson-Smith notes that the two sides have been discussing a potential contract over the past few weeks. In the last two seasons alone, Latos has played for five separate teams. The 2016 campaign saw him split time between the White Sox and Nationals. Between those two squads, he posted a disappointing 4.89 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 42/30 K/BB ratio over 70 innings. Should he eventually put pen to paper with the Blue Jays, his role would likely be that of a swingman/long reliever -- Toronto's rotation is essentially locked, with Aaron Sanchez, J.A. Happ, Marco Estrada, Marcus Stroman and Francisco Liriano all set to toe the mound as starters.
Feb 15 - 4:57 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 08:50:00 AM

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.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 10:49:00 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.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 09:04:00 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.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 05:18:00 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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 02:39:00 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.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 09:44:00 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.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 03:49:00 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.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 03:26:00 PM

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