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  • Mat Latos: Heads to independent league

    Latos signed with the New Jersey Jackals of the independent CanAm League, Shi Davidi of 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.

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  • Mat Latos: Released by Blue Jays

    Latos was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Sportsnet 590 The FAN's Ben Wagner reports.

    He was pretty terrible in three big-league starts (6.60 ERA) and while he posted a 3.81 ERA at Triple-A, his 24:13 K:BB in 26 innings was pretty mediocre, and the Blue Jays apparently thought they could make better use of his roster spot.

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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Crushed in minor-league start Sunday

    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.

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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Demoted to Triple-A

    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.

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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Designated for assignment

    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.

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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Gets shelled in loss to Yankees

    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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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Turns in solid outing against Cards

    Latos pitched six scoreless innings with three hits and four walks allowed while striking out four batters during a loss in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against St. Louis.

    This was Latos' second start of the season, and the veteran righty fared pretty well considering his production over the past few seasons. His velocity is slightly up on both his fastball and slider, which is encouraging. However, Latos is also on his sixth team in three years and posted a 4.93 ERA over the previous two seasons. He lines up to make two starts next week with the first outing coming against the Yankees.

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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Set for first game of Thursday's doubleheader

    Latos will start the first game of the Blue Jays' doubleheader with the Cardinals on Thursday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

    The 29-year-old was initially set to pitch Wednesday, but his start will be pushed back a day to accommodate the change. Latos will likely face off against Carlos Martinez in the afternoon, with Casey Lawrence still taking the mound for his regularly scheduled start in the nightcap.

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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Wednesday start postponed

    Latos' start Wednesday against the Cardinals was postponed due to bad weather, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

    The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday, so Latos will presumably take the ball in one of those two games. He gave up four runs while walking three and striking out one in his first start with the Blue Jays, and is an incredibly risky option in the vast majority of formats.

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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Lackluster results in Friday's no-decision

    Latos allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one batter over five innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Friday.

    The results in Latos' first major-league start of the season were less than stellar, but he at least kept the game close and gave the Blue Jays a chance to win (they did in 13 innings). Latos posted an unsightly 42:30 K:BB in 70 innings at the highest level last year and he's not off to a good start in the K:BB department so far this season. Regardless, he may get another chance with J.A. Happ likely to miss another start due to an elbow injury.

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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Officially called up Friday

    Latos has been officially called up for Friday's start against the Angels.

    Latos has a 1.00 ERA in two starts at Triple-A, but he has been shaky, as he has allowed seven hits and six walks over nine innings for Buffalo. He hasn't posted an ERA below 4.80 since 2014 with the Reds, when he posted a 3.25 ERA over 102.1 innings. Latos is only 29, but it's hard to imagine him rediscovering that form in 2017.

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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: In line to make MLB start

    Latos is a leading candidate to make a start Friday or Saturday against the Angels, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

    The Blue Jays need starters for both of those days while J.A. Happ (elbow) and Aaron Sanchez (finger) are spending time on the disabled list, and it appears that the veteran Latos' performance at Triple-A has been good enough to warrant a call-up. Thus far, the right-hander has only allowed one earned run in two starts for Buffalo, so if he does get brought up to the big leagues, he'll look to carry that success into a road start against either Tyler Skaggs or Jesse Chavez.

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  • Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Confirmed as Friday starter

    Latos has been confirmed as Toronto's starter Friday against the Angels, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.

    This had been presumed for most of the week, and Latos will indeed take the ball against Alex Meyer and the Halos. He has a 1.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 9:6 K:BB in nine innings (two starts) at Triple-A this season, but nothing in his recent history suggests he'll have any kind of sustained success against big-league hitters. Aaron Sanchez (finger) is hopeful he can return next week, so this could just be a spot start for Latos.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Alexandria, VA
Age: 36
Experience: 9
Bats/Throws: R, R