Latos signed with the New Jersey Jackals of the independent CanAm League, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Latos last appeared in the majors with the Blue Jays in 2017. He logged three starts for Toronto, but could only muster a 6.60 ERA. He'll head to an independent league to try to get his career back on track.
Latos was tagged for seven runs on eight hits and two walks over 4.2 innings in a loss for Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday. Sunday marked Latos' first minor-league start since going unclaimed after the Jays DFA'd him earlier this month. It's become painfully obvious that the right-hander has exhausted his big-league chances with his current organization. At this point, there's no reason for fantasy owners to hang on to Latos.
Latos was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports. Latos went unclaimed off waivers after the Blue Jays designated him for assignment following three underwhelming starts with the big club, during which he compiled a 6.60 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over 15 innings. The 29-year-old will continue to provide the Blue Jays with starting depth in the high minors, but his days as a reliable rotation option in the big leagues could be over.
Latos was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. The move comes in the wake of one of the worst outings of Latos' career, in which he allowed seven runs on 10 hits and one walk across four innings Tuesday against the Yankees. Considering that every team is always looking for more starting pitching depth, it will be interesting to see whether another team is willing to take a flyer on Latos despite his notable struggles of late. If not, he will likely report to Triple-A Buffalo if he clears waivers.
Latos (0-1) allowed seven runs on 10 hits and one walk across four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees. He struck out five. Latos was shelled with extra-base hits in this one and was scored upon at least once in each inning, including six runs via the long-ball. He required 84 pitches to toil through four frames before his removal, but not before his ERA rose over three full runs to 6.60. Latos has enjoyed mixed results to start the season and will look to bounce back from this shellacking Sunday against the Rays.
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