Mat Latos Signs 1-Year Deal With White Sox
As Spring Training draws near, some big names are still finding their places with new teams. The most recent signing is starting pitcher Mat Latos who agreed to a one year deal with the Chicago White Sox. The deal is reportedly worth $3 million and will be finalized after a physical is complete.
Latos has struggled to stay healthy over the last few seasons with a recurring knee injury. He started just twenty-one games in 2015 between three clubs: the Marlins, Dodgers and Angels with a combined 4.95 ERA and a 4-10 record.
If Latos can stay healthy, the twenty-eight year old could provide depth to the Chicago pitching staff. Although the White Sox technically have five starters in Chris Sale, John Danks, Jose Quintana, Carlos Rondon and Erik Johnson, Latos can add the possibility of a sixth starter to a lineup that was a bit lackluster last season.
The White Sox and Latos both hope that the run he had from 2010-2014 can resurface in 2016 and help the Sox gain momentum in the AL Central.