Pads' Latos signs balls with 'I hate SF'
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP)
A San Diego-area memorabilia store advertised three baseballs with Latos' signature and the words ''I hate SF'' below. The balls sold for $1,100, with half going to the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
Latos and the Padres were eliminated from playoff contention by the San Francisco Giants on the final day of the season last year. The Giants took the NL West title over San Diego and went on to win the World Series.
Latos, who turned 23 in December, took the loss in that game but was a big reason the Padres were such a surprising success last season. The right-hander went 14-10 with a 2.92 ERA and 189 strikeouts in 31 starts.