Dodgers close to acquiring RHP Latos, IF/OF Morse from Marlins
The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to acquiring right-hander Mat Latos and infielder Mike Morse from the Miami Marlins, FOX Sports 1 MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal reported.
The deal has gotten weirder and weirder as the day has gone on. Shortly after the initial trade news broke it was reported that Latos and Morse were still in the Marlins clubhouse and that the trade was falling through. Then it was reported that they were in uniform and that the deal was being held up due to medicals. Then it was reported that there was a third team involved. And finally, Rosenthal reported that the third team was the Braves. Further details aren't known yet, but this is some weird trade.
Latos is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA in 16 starts this season. He has struck out 79 batters in 88 1/3 innings.
Morse is hitting .214/.277/.314 with four homers and 12 RBI in 52 games this season. He has played primarily at first base but also has played in the outfield.