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April 10, 2018 03:52 PM
Mat Latos: Heads to independent league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 31, 2017 12:04 AM
Mat Latos: Released by Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 15, 2017 11:52 AM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Crushed in minor-league start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 8, 2017 05:28 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Demoted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 5, 2017 06:12 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 2, 2017 11:04 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Gets shelled in loss to Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 28, 2017 02:24 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Turns in solid outing against Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 27, 2017 06:40 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Set for first game of Thursday's doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 27, 2017 12:32 AM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Wednesday start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 22, 2017 04:20 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Lackluster results in Friday's no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 21, 2017 07:28 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Officially called up Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 20, 2017 11:08 AM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Confirmed as Friday starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 20, 2017 04:32 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: In line to make MLB start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 28, 2017 02:04 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Accepts demotion to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Latos informed the Blue Jays that he will remain with the organization and report to Triple-A Buffalo, Sportsnet reports.

After learning he wouldn't make the Opening Day roster, the veteran right-hander had to decide whether he wanted to stick around or look elsewhere for a big-league job. On Monday, Latos informed the Jays that he's willing to report to Buffalo where he'll provide the organization with depth at starting pitcher. The 29-year-old was second on the club with 14.2 innings pitched this spring, but allowed a team-high five home runs and eight walks. Latos will likely emerge on the MLB scene at some point in 2017 for a spot start or in a long-relief role, but it won't be enough to earn fantasy relevance.

March 27, 2017 02:00 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Won't make Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Latos has been informed that he will not make the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, Blue Jays play-by-play man Mike Wilner reports.

Latos has struggled throughout the spring, squandering what had looked to be a decent chance at making the roster as a long-relief option. He'll now have the choice to either begin the year at Triple-A or become a free agent, and at this point it's unclear which path the veteran will choose. Latos made 17 big league appearances for the White Sox and Nationals last season, compiling a cumulative 4.89 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 70.0 innings.

March 9, 2017 03:21 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Destroyed in first spring start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Latos was hammered for five runs on three hits -- including one homer - and three walks while failing to record a strikeout over two innings against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Wednesday marked Latos' first start of the spring -- his other two appearances came in relief -- and it was his worst performance yet. Through six Grapefruit League innings, the new Blue Jay has allowed six runs on six hits while walking three and striking out four. He's expected to make the team's bullpen as a long-relief man while possibly taking the hill for a spot start when needed. However, Latos' spring has been a rollercoaster ride so far, and the team may opt to send him to Triple-A if the righty struggles to find consistency before April rolls around.

February 16, 2017 12:40 PM
Blue Jays' Mat Latos: Inks minor league deal with Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Latos agreed to sign a minor league deal with the Blue Jays that includes an invite to major league camp, John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports. Latos will earn $1 million if he makes the team and can add $500,000 in incentives.

Inconsistent health, velocity and command have plagued Latos' career, which started out promising but has sunk in the last two years, during which he's spent more time in the bullpen. He could occupy a similar role with Toronto, serving as the top backup plan should this deep rotation need a fill-in. Moving to the AL East and a typically hitter-favorable home park would diminish any excitement, but working with adept catcher Russell Martin could help him get back on track. AL-only fantasy players can take a cheap dice roll on Latos in case he breaks camp, which is a sound bet.

September 20, 2016 10:24 PM
Nationals' Mat Latos: Gives up two runs in relief appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Latos (hamstring) gave up two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one batter over 1.1 innings Monday against the Marlins. He was charged with the loss.

The appearance was Latos' first since Sept. 12, when he was forced to exit a start due to hamstring tightness. It seems he has turned the page on the hamstring issue and it's possible Latos could start a game or two before the end of the regular season with the NL East already wrapped up, but he didn't do himself any favors with Monday's performance.

September 12, 2016 10:45 PM
Nationals' Mat Latos: Leaves with hamstring tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Latos left Monday's start with hamstring tightness, and it is not believed to be serious, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

He exited after 4.1 innings Monday against the Mets. Latos was pitching well by his standards prior to the cramping in his hamstring, allowing just one run on three hits, although he did issue three walks. It sounds like health would be unlikely to prevent Latos from making another start, but he could be squeezed out if the Nationals deem Joe Ross (shoulder) ready to return to the rotation this weekend.

September 12, 2016 09:35 PM
Nationals' Mat Latos: Forced to leave Monday's start with apparent leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Latos was forced to leave Monday's start against the Mets after 4.1 innings with an apparent leg injury, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Latos was pitching very well in a spot start for the injured Stephen Strasburg. He allowed one run on three hits and three walks over 4.1 innings and needed just 68 pitches for those 13 outs. It's unclear how serious this injury is, but we'll monitor his status. Consider him day-to-day for now.

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