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Posts tagged ‘Mat Latos’

Roster Moves – Week 3 – April 12, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SP Esmil Rogers, Rockies ($5 FAAB bid), add to actives


  • OF Matt Holliday
  • SP Mat Latos
  • SP Chris Narveson
  • RP Kenley Jansen


  • 2B Jeff Baker (from UT)
  • CM Jose Lopez (from 2B)
  • UT Chris Heisey (from OF)


  • CM Juan Miranda
  • SP Tim Stauffer
  • RP Rafael Betancourt
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo


  • CM Jorge Cantu


  • SP Mat Latos was activated from the 15-Day DL (shoulder bursitis) and pitched well against the Reds Monday night.
  • OF Matt Holliday started Sunday, having been sidelined due to an emergency appendectomy for nine days.

Roster Moves – Week 2 – April 5, 2011


  • OF Chris Heisey
  • SP Edinson Volquez
  • SP Chris Capuano


  • OF Matt Holliday
  • RP Kenley Jansen
  • SP Mat Latos


  • Holliday will miss at least this week following his emergency appendectomy Friday.  While not on the 15-Day DL, the latest report has him back Monday at the earliest.
  • Originally thought to be eligible to come back from the DL tomorrow, Latos won’t be returning until mid-April, as he’s building stamina in extended spring training.
  • No FAAB bids this week.  The new eight-man reserve roster makes shuttling in role players on the cheap difficult.  Chris Narveson would have been a candidate to be released, but he went and pitched six shutout innings yesterday.

Roster Moves – Week 1 – March 31st, 2011

[Roster moves from Draft]


  • RP Bobby Parnell
  • 2B Jeff Baker (to UT)


  • SP: Edinson Volquez
  • 1B Anthony Rizzo (from UT)


  • 1B Anthony Rizzo was sent to minor league camp last week, and will likely open the season at AA San Antonio. Update: He’s opening the season at AAA Tucson
  • SP Mat Latos was placed on the 15-Day DL due to shoulder issues – an inflamed bursa sac.  The move was retroactive to March 22nd, so he should be eligible to come off the DL on April 6th.
  • SP Edinson Volquez has been very wild in Spring Training, and we are hesitant to run him out to the mound on Opening Day – taking a wait-and-see approach.
  • 2B Jeff Baker was in the mix for the starting 2B job for the Cubs, but will likely split time with Darwin Barney and Blake DeWitt
  • 2B Jose Lopez is still in flux, as the Rockies manager Jim Tracy is giving utilityman Jonathan Herrera a long look at 2B.


Shaky Latos Shelled by A’s

Mat Latos got shelled by the A’s on Sunday, as he gave up two hits, two walks and three runs in just two-thirds of an inning. It was an all-around bad day for Latos, who notched both his outs via flyouts. So far this spring, he’s now walked six batters in two innings while recording zero strikeouts. Not something to worry about yet, but definitely something to monitor. (Rotoworld)

Latos Not Sharp In Short Outing

Mat Latos walked four over 1 1/3 scoreless innings against the Royals on Tuesday. Latos didn’t have his best command today. Though things could have been a lot worse, he issued four free passes in the first inning. The young right-hander was taken out of the game after getting a groundball out to begin the bottom of the second inning, so at least he left on a high note. Needless to say, we’re not looking too much into today’s results. (Rotoworld)

No Innings Restriction for Latos in 2011

Padres manager Bud Black said Mat Latos will not have an innings limit during the upcoming season. “There will be no hard numbers in regards to his innings pitched,” Black said. “We will monitor him, just as we do all our pitchers. At any time, any pitcher can be backed off.” The Padres pushed back a few of Latos’ starts last season in order to give him extra rest, but he still wound up throwing 184 2/3 innings, so it’s not as if his workload will be increasing mightily. (Rotoworld / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Roster Moves – Protection Deadline

February 1st is the deadline for submitting Protected Rosters for the upcoming season.  Players not being protected will then be released back into the player pool:


  • Atomic Roadrunners receive:
    • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25, 2 years)
  • Shoeless Jews receive:
    • SP Yovani Gallardo, Brewers ($27, 2 years)

Protect for 2011:

  • C Buster Posey, Giants ($1)
  • 1B Prince Fielder, Brewers ($29)
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies ($31)
  • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25)
  • OF Matt Holliday, Cardinals ($35)
  • OF Hunter Pence, Astros ($26)
  • OF Drew Stubbs, Reds ($5)
  • OF Jose Tabata, Pirates ($5)
  • SP Mat Latos, Padres ($5)
  • SP Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks ($2)
  • SP Edinson Volquez, Reds ($2)
  • RP Kenley Jansen, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Joel Hanrahan, Pirates ($5)
  • RP John Axford, Brewers ($12)


  • 1B Adam LaRoche, $25 (Nationals)
  • 2B Brandon Phillips, $32 (Reds)
  • 3B Casey Blake, $5 (Dodgers)
  • OF Marlon Byrd, $9 (Cubs)
  • OF Roger Bernadina, $5 (Nationals)
  • OF Trayvon Robinson, $5 Minors (Dodgers)
  • RP Aroldis Chapman, $11 (Reds)
  • SP Randy Wells, $7 (Cubs)
  • SP Wade LeBlanc, $5 (Padres)
  • RP Tyler Clippard, $5 (Nationals)


  • Brewers OF Lorenzo Cain ($13) was traded to the Royals on December 19th, 2010 as a part of a multi-player trade that netted the Brewers SP Zach Greinke.
  • The protected list leaves the Roadrunners with $193 in protected salary, with $67 available for 9 players, for an average of $7.44 per player.

Roster Moves – 2010 End-of-Season

Following each WBRL season, all non-protectable players are released back into the player pool, and reserved players not eligible for protection in the minor leagues are promoted to the active roster:


  • SP Mat Latos
  • SP Wade LeBlanc
  • RP Aroldis Chapman
  • RP Kenley Jansen
  • 1B Adam LaRoche
  • OF Marlon Byrd
  • 3B Casey Blake

Released / WBRL contract expired:

  • 1B Albert Pujols
  • 3B Chase Headley
  • SP Josh Johnson
  • SP Clayton Kershaw
  • SP Johnny Cueto

Released / Signed After Protection Deadline:

  • C A.J. Ellis
  • 2B Jonathan Herrera
  • SS Angel Sanchez
  • OF Cameron Maybin

Released / Non-Protectable Due to AL-NL Trade:

  • SP Dan Hudson

Remaining in Minors:

  • OF Trayvon Robinson

Roster Moves – Week 25 – September 21st, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C A.J. Ellis, Dodgers ($0 bid), Add to actives
  • 2B Jonathan Herrera, Rockies ($0 bid), Add to actives at MI


  • RP Kenley Jansen


  • MI Angel Sanchez
  • SP Mat Latos


  • MI Brooks Conrad
  • C Geovany Soto


  • Herrera re-joins the RoadRunners this season.  He was previously FAAB’d for $6 in Week 12 (June 22nd) as backup for Troy Tulowitzki, who went on the DL with the broken wrist.  He was then released in Week 17 (July 27th).
  • Latos was sent down for the rest of the season. He is completely gassed, and he gave up 8 earned in 1-1/3 innings this week.  That’s bad news for the Padres’ playoff hopes.
  • Geovany Soto is out for the remainder of the season.  Soto underwent shoulder surgery on Sunday, and with a three-month recovery time, should be ready for the start of Spring Training.
  • No other FAAB bids were recorded this week.
  • Former two-time 2010 AaRr outfielder Matt Diaz endeared himself to the Philadelphia fans by tripping and aiding in the capture of  a fan that ran onto the field in the bottom of the 7th inning last night.

Overnight Dispatches – June 11th, 2010

Josh Johnson fired eight shutout innings on Thursday as the Marlins topped the Phillies 2-0. Johnson improved to 7-3 on the year while out-dueling the best pitcher in the National League: Roy Halladay. He struck out five batters and allowed only one hit while keeping a talented Phillies lineup to three hits. Leo Nunez earned his 13th save of the season with a nearly spotless ninth inning. (Rotoworld)

Tyler Clippard struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless ninth inning to notch the first save of his career on Thursday. Matt Capps has been used heavily lately, so Clippard was given the opportunity to close it out on Thursday. It’s interesting to note that prized rookie Drew Storen did not get the ball in the ninth inning, but rather Clippard. (Rotowire)

Jose Tabata (hamstring) was back in the Pirates’ lineup Thursday. Tabata collected his first career RBI with an opposite field double against Livan Hernandez Thursday night. Tabata hustled on his double and ran hard down the first base line on an infield groundout. It looks like the Bucs dodged a bullet with Tabata, but the promising rookie has dealt with a history of hamstring injuries throughout his minor league career. The rookie was lifted from Wednesday’s game with a cramp, but clearly it was just a precautionary measure. Tabata hit .308/.373/.423 for Triple-A Indianapolis before getting promoted to the big leagues earlier this week and is expected to bring a spark to the Pirates’ starting lineup. (Rotowire)

Madison Bumgarner has been fined and suspended three games for his actions in a Triple-A game on Monday. Bumgarner melted down after a runner was called safe after a pickoff attempt at first base. With Todd Wellemeyer likely headed to the disabled list before his next start, this could make Bumgarner less likely to be called up to take his place. Still, his suspension, which will cost him a start in Triple-A, keeps him eligible to be join the Giants before Wellemeyer’s next scheduled start. (Rotoworld)

Brandon Phillips went 4-for-5 with a two-run triple as part of an eighth-inning rally in the Reds’ 7-6 win over the Giants on Thursday. After Phillips’ triple tied the game at six, Joey Votto singled the second baseman in for the go-ahead run. Phillips had his big game while hitting leadoff for the first time since April 13, 2007 and just the 12th time in his career. He’s actually done quite well in those games, hitting .280 with three homers, seven RBI, nine runs scored and six walks. (Rotoworld)

Mat Latos allowed two runs and two hits over six innings Thursday as the Padres beat the Mets 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. He struck out eight in outdueling Johan Santana. Latos retired the final 13 batters he faced, but the Padres still chose to take him out after 99 pitches. Of course, that was an easier call with their bullpen. Luke Gregerson, Mike Adams and Heath Bell all pitched perfect innings after Latos left. He improved to 6-4 with the victory, bouncing back from a shaky outing against the Phillies in his last road start. Earlier this season, it looked like Latos would have to be streamed for his home starts, but he’s looking like a viable option even in shallow mixed leagues for most of his matchups thanks to a 64:20 K:BB ratio in 72.1 innings. (Rotoworld, Rotowire)