Marlins righty Latos reportedly slated to return Saturday
After being sidelined for three weeks, pitcher Mat Latos is scheduled to start for the Miami Marlins this weekend.
According to MLB.com, Latos, who has been on the disabled list with left knee inflammation since May 23, will be activated from the DL and start the Marlins' game against the Colorado Rockies in Miami on Saturday.
Manager Dan Jennings says the team was encouraged to send him out on the hill again after a steady rehab outing in Triple-A.
"He felt strong, his [velocity] certainly indicated that," Jennings said. "He had some of the best, if not the best, velocity we've seen all year. [Pitching coach] Chuck [Hernandez] and I called the Triple-A pitching coach, John Duffy, just to get his assessment of it."
Latos has had a rough season so far in his first year with the Marlins, and currently holds a 1-4 record with a 6.12 ERA, 36 strikeouts, and 16 walks in 42 2/3 innings over nine starts.
In his two starts prior to being placed on the DL, Latos was tagged for a collective 15 hits and 11 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings.
Once considered one of baseball's best young pitchers, Latos holds a 61-49 career record with a 3.46 ERA and 895 strikeouts in 994 2/3 innings pitched.
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