By: Kyle May
Just 3 days after being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, right-handed pitcher Mat Latos has agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Latos has only pitched in the National League so far in his 7-year career, so his stint with the Angels will mark his American League debut. He formerly played for the Padres, Reds, and Marlins before joining the Dodgers at the trade deadline this season.
The 27-year old has a career ERA of 3.51, despite maintaining a 4.95 ERA over 112 2/3 innings this season. He has had 3 14-win seasons over the course of his career.
Should the Angels make the playoffs, Latos will be ineligible because he was not in the Angels’ organization on August 31st. For the final week of the regular season, however, Latos should provide pitching depth for the Halos.
Latos is slated to become a free agent this offseason, but the Angels may be able to strike a long-term deal with him before his contract expires.