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55 Mat Latos SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/244 | Birthdate: 12/9/1987 | Birthplace: Alexandria, VA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cincinnati | College: Broward (FL) CC | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $4,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 79/40 | Average Draft Position: 60.92
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Reds unconcerned with Mat Latos' long-term health


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) The Reds are unconcerned about the long-term health of Mat Latos as the pitcher begins to rehab for the 2015 season, MLB.com reports.

"I don’t think there’s concern that there are long term issues," manager Bryan Price said Wednesday. "I think he has some inflammation. It’s been strictly a rehab process to this point. He’s been able to throw but not able to throw completely pain free. He’s been examined by Dr. [Tim] Kremchek. He’s been getting regular attention from [head trainer] Paul Lessard and training the staff. We anticipate him — without any hiccups, any concerns at all – going into Spring Training 2015. There are no reservations at all in that regard."

Latos made just two starts in September before being shut down with a bone bruise on his elbow. He went 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA and 74:26 K:BB ratio in 102 1/3 innings over 16 starts.


Mat Latos officially done for season


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos, who has missed his last two turns in the rotation with a bruised right elbow, will not return to make one last start, according to MLB.com.

"We haven't gotten beyond the game of catch at this time. It hasn't been fluid or completely pain free," Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Daniel Corcino will take Latos' final turn Wednesday against the Brewers. After missing the first 2 1/2 months because of surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, Latos went 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 16 starts.


Reds' skipper not eager to rush Mat Latos back


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) According to Reds manager Bryan Price, Mat Latos is highly unlikely to make his next start and could miss the rest of the season. Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer, "We're not going to try to force feed Mat his last few starts if he's not feeling really good."

Latos did not take his most recent turn in the Reds' rotation on Friday, as he has been dealing with a bone bruise on his right elbow.


Bone bruise prevents Mat Latos from taking mound


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Reds right-hander Mat Latos has been scratched from his Friday start in Milwaukee with a bone bruise on his right elbow. Daniel Corcino will take his place on the mound.

Latos has eight quality starts in his last 10 outings. He is 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA on the year.


Miscue, homer ruin Mat Latos' day


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) Mat Latos pitched well for five innings against the Mets on Sunday, but partly through no fault of his own, he lost his grip on a victory in his sixth and final inning. A fielding error by Billy Hamilton put Wilmer Flores on second, and that was the beginning of a three-run inning for the Mets, capped off by Anthony Recker's two-run homer off Latos.

Because of Hamilton's error, none of the three runs allowed by Latos were earned, buit he still got stuck with the loss. Latos allowed seven hits and a walk, while striking out five. His record evened out at 5-5, and his ERA fell to 3.25.

Latos' next outing is scheduled for Friday at the Brewers.


Mat Latos allows five runs in loss vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos took a loss Tuesday, giving up five earned runs on 10 hits and one walk in five innings and striking out two in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Orioles.

Latos (5-4) encountered trouble right off the bat, surrendering four runs on five singles in the first inning. He then served up a leadoff home run in the second but buckled down to keep the Orioles off the board for the remainder of his outing. Latos owns a 3.46 RA and 69:25 K:BB ratio in 96 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mets Sunday.


Mat Latos strikes out 10 in win vs. Cubs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos picked up a win Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and one walk in seven-plus innings and striking out a season-high 10 batters in his team's 7-5 victory over the Cubs.

Latos (5-3) surrendered a pair of solo home runs in the second inning but was able to hold the Cubs at bay until the eighth, when he surrendered two singles before being removed. Both runners would come around to score. Latos owns a 3.15 ERA and 67:24 K:BB ratio in 91 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Orioles Tuesday.


Report: Reds place two starters on revocable waivers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) The Reds have placed starters Mat Latos and Mike Leake on revocable waivers, per MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal, who is further reporting that both should be claimed, but neither is likely to be traded.

The Reds have fallen virtually out contention for a playoff spot with a 2-8 slide, which could have led to the decision to test the interest in Latos and Leake.


Mat Latos not worth starting right now


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(8/26/2014) While Fantasy owners are a long way from treating Mat Latos like a must-start pitcher, he is probably getting a little too much benefit of the doubt. He is currently starting in 66 percent of the leagues on CBSSports.com. Even if a chunk of those owners are dormant due to having been eliminated in their playoffs, Latos is likely starting in leagues where he should be benched.

As I noted in a recent blog post, Latos isn't missing many bats, and he has probably been fortunate to have allowed as few extra base hits as he has. Latos has created the appearance of rounding back into form with a run of recent starts in which he hasn't given up many runs. He has a 2.48 ERA for the Reds in August, but minus a start against an aggressive Rockies lineup, Latos has a 6 percent whiff rate on the month.

Only an 85 percent strand rate (according to FanGraphs.com) has kept Latos' August ERA in check, and his 1.38 WHIP for the month provides a better indication of how he has pitched. Maybe he can increase his velocity along with his whiff and strikeout rates, but until he does, it's best to keep Latos on your bench.


Mat Latos picks up no decision despite strong start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos tossed a solid start Friday against the Braves.

Latos allowed one run on nine hits over six innings. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. Latos gave up his only run in the third inning. After giving up three straight singles to load the bases, one run managed to come home an a groundout. Latos was able to get out of the inning without giving up any additional runs. Though he proved to be fairly hittable over the start, Latos was able to work his way out of trouble in all but the third inning. 

Latos was matched by Mike Minor during the start, forcing him to settle for a no-decision. He’ll take on the Cubs in his next start. 


Mat Latos settles for no-decision Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos wasn't a factor into the decision Sunday against the Rockies. The right-hander permitted one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five over seven innings of a 10-9 defeat.

Latos owns a 3.10 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 12 starts (78 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against Atlanta.

Bullpen blows it for Mat Latos


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos turned in an excellent start Tuesday, but couldn't pick up a win.

Latos allowed one run on five hits over seven innings. He struck out five and walked one. Latos was fantastic during the outing, tossing six scoreless innings to open the game. He was tagged for his only run in his final inning of work. After giving up a leadoff double in the seventh, Latos allowed a run-scoring single against Xander Bogaerts. 

Jonathan Broxton came in to work the eighth inning, and promptly allowed a two-run homer to Yoenis Cespedes, giving Latos the no-decision. He'll take on the Rockies in his next start. 


Mat Latos surrenders three runs in win vs. Indians


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos earned a win Wednesday after giving up three earned runs on six hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings and striking out five in his team's 8-3 victory over the Indians.

Latos (4-3) breezed through seven scoreless innings before getting into trouble in the eighth, allowing his first run on a homer and watching two more come home on a double by the final batter he faced. He has managed three straight quality starts, and he cut back on the walks after issuing four free passes in each of his last two outings. Latos owns a 3.12 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 42:17 K:BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Red Sox Tuesday.


Mat Latos picks third win of the season Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos (3-3) moved back to .500 with a win Friday night in Miami, scattering one run on five hits and four walks while striking out five over seven innings of a 5-2 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 innings, Latos has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 3.07 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP over nine starts (58 2/3 innings). He will look to stay sharp Wednesday at home against Cleveland.

Reds shopping Mat Latos?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Opposing teams said the Reds have talked about trading starting pitcher Mat Latos, according to ESPN analyst Jayson Stark. The Reds are looking for a big return for the right-handed pitcher.

Latos has made only eight starts this season due to injury. He is 2-3 with a 3.31 ERA and has just 32 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings.


Mat Latos can't pick up a win Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos couldn’t pick up a win Sunday against the Nationals.

Latos allowed three runs on three hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked four during the outing. Latos got off to a strong start, throwing four scoreless inning to open the game. The fifth proved to be tough for Latos. After giving up a leadoff single, Latos was able to quickly get two outs. That’s when things fell apart. Latos walked two players, and hit another with two outs. He then gave up a two-run single to Adam LaRoche, making the score 3-0. Latos was able to settle in and toss another scoreless inning in the sixth. 

With the loss, Latos fell to 2-3 on the year. His next start will come against the Marlins. 


Mat Latos takes the loss in first start back from DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos took the loss in his first start back from the disabled list on Monday against the Brewers, dropping to 2-2 on the year. The right-hander permitted five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits and no walks while striking out three over seven innings of a 5-2 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 20 innings, Latos has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 3.15 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP over seven starts (45 2/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at home against Washington.

Mat Latos cleared to start Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos was in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers after leaving his last start before the All-Star break due to back spasms. Latos is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two starts against Milwaukee this season.

Mat Latos pitching Monday; Homer Bailey Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) As expected, Reds pitchers Homer Bailey (knee) and Mat Latos (back) are both expected to take the hill for their first turns through the rotation after the All-Star break.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Latos has been cleared to start Monday against the Brewers, and he will be followed by Bailey Tuesday. The rotation will then turn over from that point on. 


Reds set post-break rotation plans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) The Reds will kick off the second half by starting Mike Leake against the Yankees in New York Friday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Leake will be pitching on regular rest after making his last start Saturday. He'll be followed in the rotation by Alfredo Simon and Johnny Cueto before the team heads to Milwaukee, where Mat Latos and Homer Bailey are scheduled to start Monday and Tuesday, respectively.


Mat Latos expected to make next start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Reds manager Bryan Price believes pitcher Mat Latos will be able to make his next start after the All-Star break, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

"I think he's going to be fine," Price said.

Latos came out of his last start after five innings with back spasms. He owns a 2.79 ERA and 23:7 K:BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings.


Mat Latos struggles before leaving with injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos struggled against the Pirates before leaving with an injury Friday.

Latos allowed four runs, three earned, on three hits over five innings. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. The fourth inning was problematic for Latos. After inducing a strikeout against the first batter of the inning, he allowed a solo home run. Neil Walker then reached on an error and Russell Martin walked, putting two men on. Pedro Alvarez then hit a three-run shot to right field to make it 4-0 Pirates. 

Latos was also checked multiple times by the team trainer during the game, but managed to stay in the game. After he was pulled, the team announced he left the game with back spasms. It’s unclear if the injury will keep him out for his next start. 


Mat Latos goes eight strong for second win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Mat Latos was dialed in Sunday, leading the Reds to a 4-2 win vs. Milwaukee. The right-hander allowed two runs on four hits and one walk, while striking out three in eight innings.

Latos (2-1) was locked in from the start Sunday. He retired the first 10 batters he faced before Jean Segura drew a four-pitch walk with one out in the fourth. Latos didn't allow his first hit until Aramis Ramirez led off the fifth inning with a single. He was thrown out trying to advance to second base.

Latos gave up his first run on Scooter Gennett's RBI groundout in the sixth inning. It came two batters after Logan Schafer led off the inning with a triple.

Rickie Weeks tied the game at 2 with a two-out RBI single off Latos in the top of the eighth inning. However, Latos picked up the win as Jay Bruce hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the inning, which stood as the game-winning hit.

The right-hander earned his second win in three starts Sunday. He's allowed two or fewer runs in three straight starts. Latos will be back on the mound Friday vs. Pittsburgh.


Mat Latos takes loss despite tossing seven one-hit innings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos was stuck with a hard-luck loss Monday, giving up one earned run on just one hit and one walk in seven innings while striking out four in his team's 1-0 defeat against the Padres.

Latos (1-1) issued a leadoff walk in the fifth inning, and after the batter stole second, he advanced to third base on a fly out. A sacrifice fly brought the runner home, and it was the only damage the Padres could manage against Latos. He owns a 2.45 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 15:4 K:BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings over four starts. Latos is slated to face the Brewers Sunday.


Mat Latos tosses seven strong innings in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Reds pitcher Mat Latos got his first win Wednesday, as he took the Cubs down, 4-1.

Latos lasted seven innings in his longest start yet, while also tossing a season-high 106 pitches. He struck out five batters and walked none, while allowing one run on five hits in the win.

Latos has started three games since making his debut following an extended layoff due to a forearm injury. He has allowed six runs in 18 2/3 innings of work heading into his next outing, set for Monday in San Diego.