Mat Latos headed into free agency on a decidedly down note, getting traded after an up-and-down four months with the Marlins and then pitching ineffectively in brief stints with the Dodgers and Angels. Yet the White Sox were willing to take a flier, as will many Fantasy owners. The good news is he did regain some velocity after an early season knee surgery, which improved his results initially. Even including his bumpy finish, Latos compiled a respectable 3.79 xFIP and is a potential rebound candidate for 2016. Standard mixed league owners should take the cautious route, though, and pass on him on Draft Day.
Latos has reached agreement on a one-year, $3 million contract with the White Sox, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports. Latos had a nightmare 2015 spent with three different teams, combining for a 4.95 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 116.1 innings, albeit with a solid 100:32 K:BB. His ability to stay healthy is still a major concern, but the White Sox appear to have found a nice bargain, as Latos posted a sub-3.50 ERA in five straight seasons from 2010 to 2014. He just turned 28 in December and the team was badly in need of a back-end starter.
Right-handed pitcher Mat Latos signed with the Angels on Monday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Just three days after being released by the Dodgers, Latos has found another home with the other Los Angeles club. He won't be available for the postseason, but it's possible the veteran will receive a start before the regular season comes to a close. The terms of the contract remains unclear, but Latos will provide them an extra arm over the last week of the regular season as they attempt to earn a playoff berth.
Pitcher Mat Latos was released by the Dodgers on Friday. Latos was designated for assignment by the Dodgers back on September 17, and rather than assign him to the minors, the club has elected to let him go. He'll now be free to sign elsewhere.
Dodgers starting pitcher Mat Latos was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Thursday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Latos was moved to the bullpen after struggling since the trade to Los Angeles, and now he has lost his spot on the 40-man roster. It's possible that another team will claim him, but if not, he will likely have the option to elect free agency or accept an assignment to the minors.
Don Mattingly has removed struggling Mat Latos from the Dodgers rotation and placed him in a long relief role, per MLB.com. Latos, who is also dealing with a neck ailment, has given up 16 runs over his last 17 1/3 innings and has lost his last three decisions.