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Sep 11, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Mat Latos reacts against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mat Latos: F-

Latos (and Michael Morse) was the other part of the Dodger deadline deal, as they traded three minor leaguers for him and Morse. Again, hard to call it a failure because the three minor leaguers probably won’t amount to much, but the Latos experiment was not good.

Latos made five starts for the Dodgers. His first went pretty well, as he held the Angels to one run in six innings. Then, WOOF. He didn’t get past the fifth inning in any of his other four starts, and he gave up 17 earned runs in his next 18 1/3 innings. He got skipped for a start, got pulled early and complained about it, and was overall just awful in his Dodger tenure. He got DFA’d and picked up by the Angels.

Latos is a free agent and I’m pretty confident the Dodgers won’t be signing him. Again, stranger things have happened, but he’ll probably sign a cheap contract and pitch semi-decently. Another team might take a chance on him, but the attitude issues and bad pitching probably ensures he won’t be back in LA next year.

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