Former Red Latos signs with Independent League team

Veteran pitcher trying to resurrect career

Less than six years after starting Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series for the Cincinnati Reds, Mat Latos is trying to resurrect his career with the New Jersey Jackals in the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball.

“We are very proud to sign a player with Latos' pedigree and caliber," New Jersey Jackals General Manager Joe Redmon said in a press release. "He is one of our most prestigious acquisitions in team history and it will certainly energize our passionate fan base."

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Latos pitched from 2012-14 for the Reds and suffered a loss against the San Francisco Giants in his one postseason appearance for the Reds. He last pitched in the big leagues in 2017, making three starts in April and May for the Toronto Blue Jays and posting a 6.60 ERA.

In nine seasons, Latos has a career record of 71-59 with a 3.64 ERA. He was 33-16 with a 3.31 ERA with the Reds and was traded to the Miami Marlins for Anthony DeSclafani and Chad Wallach on Dec. 11, 2014.

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