The team has taken the limitations off the 23-year old right-hander.
"The restrictions have been loosened," manager Bud Black told reporters, including the San Diego Union-Tribune 's Bill Center. "He's taking the next step."
The Padres kept an eye on Latos' innings throughout the season, skipping him when they could and keeping an eye on his total, which finished at 184 2/3 innings, that would have grown had the Padres been able to hold on to their lead and made the playoffs.
Latos' 2010 was one of the reasons the Padres were in position to make the playoffs, but also one of the reasons the team didn't.
Through his first 26 starts, Latos was 14-5 with a league-best 2.21 ERA. In his final five, he managed just 22 innings, going 0-5 with an 8.18 ERA.
"My body wasn't tired," said Latos. "Mentally I was tired. My body was telling me I was fine. But I hit a wall."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans