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Randal Grichuk plays himself back to Triple-A, Mat Latos wears out another welcome, and the Dodgers and Mariners make an intriguing minor swap.
Via Baseball Prospectus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox DFA Mat Latos, Sign former Twin Justin Morneau

On the afternoon of the 2016 Major League Baseball first year player draft, the Chicago White Sox, who own three of the first 50 picks, were busy, making other roster moves in an attempt to stop the bleeding on the Southside. The White Sox designated starting pitcher Mat Latos for assignment. The White Sox have 10 day to outright, release, or trade Latos. Latos does have the option...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox designate Mat Latos for assignment

Mat Latos, who was one of baseball’s best starting pitchers in April, is now without a Major League job, as the Chicago White Sox have designated the right-hander for assignment. Prior to tonight’s game, the #WhiteSox designated RHP Mat Latos for assignment and purchased the contract of RH Tyler Danish. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 9, 2016 Given his 4.62 ERA, 1...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling White Sox cut Mat Latos, sign Justin Morneau

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have designated veteran right-hander Mat Latos for assignment and signed veteran first baseman Justin Morneau. The club immediately placed Morneau on the 15-day disabled list Thursday after he agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with incentives The White Sox purchased the contract of right-hander Tyler Danish from Double-A Birmingham on...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians face White Sox in 'twi-night' doubleheader

The Cleveland Indians' lineup has cooled off from a torrid stretch, but a matchup with struggling Chicago White Sox starter Mat Latos might reignite their hitters.Cleveland will seek to add to Latos' woes in Monday's opener to a twi-night doubleheader in Chicago.The Indians (22-19) outscored their opponents 47-18 while batting .328 in a season-best five consecutive wins, including...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

White Sox Buy Low on Mat Latos and His Baggage

Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday, I addressed the White Sox desperate need to bolster their rotation to be taken seriously as a contender, suggesting Yovani Gallardo as a sensible addition, even with the draft pick compensation. The White Sox apparently agreed with me on the first count and rendered the second moot by agreeing to terms with Mat Latos just hours after the...
Via Fangraphs
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Mat Latos could be the steal of free agency

Mat Latos signing with the Chicago White Sox Tuesday will end one of two ways: his rough 2015 will carry over but ultimately not impact Chicago too much, at least financially. Or, his deal worth $3 million is going to become one of the most valuable free agent contracts in recent memory—if only for a season. Several clubs should have been in on Latos. He turned 28 in December...
Via The Sports Post
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Impact of Mat Latos signing

Late Tuesday morning the Chicago White Sox made a somewhat surprising signing: pitcher Mat Latos. The 28-year-old signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the South Siders after a 2015 campaign where he pitched for the Angels, Dodgers, and Marlins. Latos is a career 64-55 pitcher over seven seasons in the majors, but his ERA is what really impresses many folks around baseball...
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers DFA Mat Latos, Because Why Not Right Now

Well, then: Sources: Dodgers have designated Mat Latos for assignment. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 18, 2015 You know what? While surprising, that makes a good deal of sense. Latos had clearly fallen behind Alex Wood in the rotation and arguably behind Mike Bolsinger as well. Either way, a fifth starter is never needed in October, and considering his ineffective pitching...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly acquire Mat Latos and Michael Morse

By Vincent Frank The Los Angeles Dodgers have been heavily rumored to be interested in multiple starting pitchers. Whether they get that ace remains to be seen, but the team did add a solid veteran arm in Mat Latos on Wednesday. Source: Latos, Morse to Dodgers for prospects. At least one competitive balance pick also to Dodgers. W/ Latos off board Haren still in play — Gordon...
Via Sportsnaut
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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