SAN DIEGO - The Miami Marlins today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafani and catcher Chad Wallach. The announcement was made by Marlins' President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill.
Latos, who turned 27 on Tuesday, was limited to 16 starts in 2014 due to left knee surgery, but was 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA (102.1 IP/37 ER) upon his return to the Majors on June 14. From that date through the end of the season, his ERA ranked 22nd among National League starters (min. 16 GS).
A graduate of Coconut Creek High School, Latos has won a career-high 14 games in three of his six seasons in the Majors, and had made at least 31 starts in four straight campaigns before 2014. Since his first full season in the Majors in 2010, his 3.27 ERA in 143 starts ranks 15th among active starters (min. 500 IP), while his 820 strikeouts are tied for 23rd.
Latos, who was an 11th round pick of the Padres in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, made his debut with San Diego on July 19, 2009 against Colorado. He has played with San Diego (2009-11) and Cincinnati (2012-14) in his career, and is 0-1 in two games (one start) in the postseason (2012 Division Series vs. San Francisco).
In 2010, he established a Major League record by allowing two runs or fewer in 15 consecutive starts (min. 5.0 IP per start), breaking the record of 14, formerly shared by Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux and Mike Scott. Latos also holds the Reds' club record for most consecutive starts without a defeat, going 21 straight outings without a loss from August 29, 2012 to June 13, 2013; he was 10-0 with a 2.80 ERA over that span.
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