Dodgers designate Latos, activate Frias

Starter was 0-3 since being acquired from Marlins

Dodgers designate Latos, activate Frias

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers shuffled their pitching staff on Thursday, reinstating Carlos Frias from the disabled list and designating Mat Latos for assignment.

Frias has not pitched in the Majors since June 30 and had been on the DL with right-lower-back tightness. The right-hander was 5-5 with a 4.39 ERA in 14 appearances (12 starts) with the Dodgers before being injured. He worked 13 1/3 innings over seven Minor League rehab appearances, the most recent coming on Sept. 6.

Latos was 0-3 with a 6.66 ERA in six games (five starts) with the Dodgers, who acquired him from the Marlins in a five-player trade on July 30. The right-hander had recently been moved to the bullpen after struggling as a starter.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.