Graduated from Coconut Creek (FL) High School, where his uniform jersey #27 has been retired...he is in the school's Hall of Fame.
Combined to go 4-10 with a 4.95 ERA (64 ER/116.1 IP) and 100 strikeouts over 24 appearances (21 starts) between Miami, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels. ... Opened the season with the Marlins, making 16 starts … was traded by Miami with Luis Avilan and Michael Morse to the Dodgers in exchange for Victor Araujo, Jeff Brigham and Kevin Guzman on 7/30. ... Made six appearances with Los Angeles-NL before being designated for assignment on 9/17 and released on 9/25. ... Signed by the Angels on 9/28 and appeared in two games. ... Was on Miami's disabled list from 5/22-6/13 due to inflammation in his left knee … appeared in one injury rehab game with Class AAA New Orleans. ... Limited right-handers to a .249 average (59-237), compared to a .286 mark vs. lefties (61-213). ... Recorded a 1.80 ERA (4 ER/20.0 IP) over three starts in July, allowing a .159 (11-69) opponents average. ... Earned his first win on 5/5 at Washington after allowing just one earned run over 6.1 IP … struck out 11 and surrendered one run over 7.0 IP in a win on 6/13 vs. Colorado. ... Threw 7.0 scoreless IP in a victory on 7/21 at Arizona. ... Went 0-4 with a 6.09 ERA (23 ER/34.0 IP), 26 strikeouts and six home runs allowed over his final nine outings (six starts) from 7/26-10/3 between the Marlins, Dodgers and Angels.
Due to right elbow and left knee surgeries during offseason, was limited to 16 starts for Cincinnati last season...Snapped a streak of four straight seasons with at least 31 starts...Knee injury was suffered during first workout of Spring Training; elbow surgery had been conducted in October, 2013 (removed bone spurs)...Made one rehab start (April 3) for Double-A Pensacola, after which was derailed by strained right flexor mass...Did not pitch again until making four rehab appearances for Triple-A Louisville from May 25 to June 9...Was recalled from rehab and reinstated from 60-day disabled list on June 14...Tossed 6.0 shutout innings in debut at Milwaukee, with two hits allowed and four strikeouts; did not factor in decision...Season ended after start on September 12 at Milwaukee due to a bone bruise in right elbow...Had 10 quality starts in 16 outings, and suffered four blown saves...Recorded 800th career strikeout on June 30 at San Diego...He was second pitcher born in 1987 or later to reach 800 strikeouts, joining Clayton Kershaw...Faced Marlins in Miami on August 1, earning win in a 5-2 game; tossed 7.0 innings and allowed one run on five hits and four walks (one intentional), with five strikeouts...Has career mark of 1-0, 2.74 (23.0 IP/7 ER) in three starts at Marlins Park as a visitor, with 17 strikeouts, eight walks (three intentional), one home run allowed, and a .211 average against (16x76).
In voting of the local chapter of the BBWAA received the Johnny Vander Meer Award as the Reds' Most Outstanding Pitcher...ranked among the National League leaders in wins (T10th), innings pitched (7th) and winning percentage (.667, T5th)...with 14 wins tied his career high and a team-high 5 times was the victim of a blown save, all in his first 14 starts (last, 6/13 at Cubs)...established career highs in innings pitched and fell 2 strikeouts shy of his career high...in each of his last 12 starts of the season threw at least 6.0 innings, the longest such stretch of his career (5-4, 2.63)...became the first Reds pitcher to produce quality starts in each of his first 6 apps of a season since Mario Soto in 1985...through his first 13 starts went 6-0, 2.87...the 6-game winning streak (4/24-6/8) tied Homer Bailey's (7/31-9/14) for the longest by a Reds pitcher in 2013...since earned runs became a statistic in 1912, became only the second pitcher in franchise history to produce an undefeated record and ERA below 3.00 through the first 13 starts of a season (Mike LaCoss in 1979, 8-0, 2.26)...Latos' ERA rose to 3.08 in his 14th start before he lost in his 15th appearance...from 4/19-5/5 produced a career-high 21.2-inning scoreless streak that tied Mike Leake for the longest by a Reds starting pitcher in 2013...received no decision in the 13-4 win on 4/8 at StL, when the Reds became only the fifth team in Major League history to score at least 9 runs in the ninthinning of a game that was tied entering that frame...in the 13-7 win on 5/11 vs Mil produced his sixth career 2-hit game and second 2-RBI game...on 8/12 at Cubs didn't allow a hit until Donnie Murphy singled with 2 outs in the fifth inning...was not on the Wild Card playoff roster...on 10/11 had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow.
Ranked among the National League leaders in starts (T1st), winning percentage (.778, 2nd),
opponents' BA (.230, 5th), innings pitched (209.1, 9th) and day ERA (2.76, 8th) ... with 14 wins tied his career
high and 4 times was the victim of blown saves ... established career highs in starts and innings pitched ... tied
Phi's Cliff Lee for the Major League lead with 15 no-decisions ... in his last 19 starts of the season beginning
6/25 went 9-2 and led all Major League pitchers in that span with a 2.43 era ... was part of a staff in which 5
pitchers started 161 of the club's 162g (Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake) ... the
Reds became only the eighth team in Major League history to produce 5 pitchers with at least 30 starts each
(1977 Dodgers, 1980 A's, 1993 Dodgers, 2003 Mariners, 2005 Cardinals, 2005 Indians, 2006 White Sox) ...
the Reds used 6 or fewer starting pitchers in a season for only the fourth time since 1900 (1900, 1942, 1951,
2012) and were the only team in the Major Leagues in 2012 to use as few as 6 starting pitchers ... produced
18 quality starts ... in his 33 starts the Reds went 23-10 and scored 147 runs (4.45 r/g) ... on 9/22 vs LAD threw
8.0 shutout innings as the Reds clinched the NL Central title with a 6-0 victory ... was named National League
Player of the Week for 6/25-7/1, when in his 2 starts he threw complete games in a 3-1 win on 6/25 vs Mil
and a 2-1 win on 6/30 at SF (18ip, 6h, 2er, 2bb, 20k) ... led the Major Leagues that week in innings pitched and
led the NL in strikeouts ... became the first Reds pitcher to throw consecutive CG since Aaron Harang did it in
September 2006 ... in his next start, on 7/5 at SD, threw 7.0 scoreless innings and was a victim of a blown save
in the 2-1 walkoff loss ... in his 5-0 win on 5/6 at Pit produced what then was a career-high 11 strikeouts as part
of the staff's 17k that tied the club record for strikeouts in a 9-inning game (3rd time; J.J. Hoover 2, Aroldis
Chapman 2, Alfredo Simon 2) ... in his 7-5 win on 5/27 vs Col tied the club record with 5 home runs allowed and
became the 11th Major League pitcher and first Red
to allow 5hr while earning the victory ... on 6/30 at SF
recorded his 500th career strikeout (Buster Posey) ...
on 9/4 vs Phi earned the 2-1 victory in the 100th start
of his career (7ip, 4h, 1er, 2bb, 6k) ... left his start on
7/23 at Hou with a sprained left ankle but in his next
appearance, on 7/29 at Col, threw 8.0 innings ... his
season-high 19.1-inning scoreless streak from 7/29-
8/8 was the second-longest by a Reds pitcher in 2012
(Aroldis Chapman, 22.2ip, 6/24-8/18) ... in 15 starts
from 4/24-7/13 went 7-0, 3.43 with 2 complete games and 3 times was the victim of blown saves ... that 7-game winning streak
(4/24-6/30) was a new career high and the longest by a Reds pitcher
since Paul Wilson went 7-0 from 4/7-5/25, 2004 ... in his 3-1 win on
6/25 vs Mil became only the third Reds pitcher since 1900 to record
in the same game at least 13 strikeouts, a career high, and at least
2 hits as a batter (Jim Maloney, 1963 vs Cubs & 1966 vs Mets; Ron
Villone, 2000 vs Cardinals) ... during the first through fifth innings of
that start threw 26 consecutive strikes, the longest streak by a Reds
pitcher since records have been kept beginning in 1988 ... from 8/3-8/29
produced a career-high 6-game hitting streak (8-16, .500, 1hr, 3rbi) ...
had three career-high 2-hit games ... on 8/3 vs Pit hit his third career
HR (2-run off Wandy Rodriguez in 3-0 win) ... in the 5-2 Reds win in
Game 1 of the Division Series vs SF made the first relief appearance
of his career (4ip, 4h, 1er, 1bb, 1k, 1hr) ... entered in the third inning
following Sam LeCure, who came in to face the second batter of the
game after Johnny Cueto left with a back injury ... allowed only a solo
HR to Buster Posey leading off the sixth inning ... came back in Game
5 to make first career Postseason start and suffered the 6-4 loss
(4.1ip, 7h, 6r, 5er, 1bb, 4k, 1hr) ... left trailing, 6-0 ... allowed all 6 runs
in the fifth inning on an RBI-triple to Brandon Crawford, an error and a grand slam to Buster Posey ... was the
first career grand slam allowed by Latos and the second Postseason grand slam allowed by a Reds pitcher
(Bal's Dave McNally off Wayne Granger, 1970 World Series).
Threw a career-high 194.1 innings and for the second straight season produced a career-high
31 starts...ranked among the National League leaders in ERA (3.47, 18th), strikeouts (185, 14th), opponents'
batting average (.233, 9th) and strikeouts-per-9 innings ratio (8.57, 9th)...his run support average of 3.29
was fifth-lowest among all qualifying Major League pitchers and fourth-lowest in the NL...made 20 quality
starts, tied for the lead on the Padres' staff and just 1 shy of his career high...was the starting pitcher when
the Padres snapped what at the time were season-long losing streaks of 5g, 6g and 9g...in his last 17 starts
of the season posted a 2.94era and held opposing righthanded batters to a .156 average, the best mark in
the Major Leagues over that span...overall held RH batters to a .204ba, sixth-best in the National League
and T12th in the majors...earned the Padres' 8-2 victory at Col on 5/15 to snap his personal 10-game losing
streak dating back to September 2010...that skid included his last 5 decisions of 2010 and his first 5 decisions
of 2011...on 12/17 was traded to the Reds in exchange for 4 players.
Set a Major League record by allowing two-runs-or fewer
in 15-straight starts (minimum 5.0 IP) from 6/10-9/7,
according to ELIAS...previous record held by Greg Maddux
(8/11/93-4/14/94) and Mike Scott (5/9-7/7/86) who each had a
streak of 14-straight starts with two-runs-or-fewer allowed
and a minimum of 5.0 IP in each game...first pitcher since
Al Benton in 1945 to allow two-runs-or-less in 15 straight starts (no minimum).
Tossed a CG one-hitter on 5/13 at SF, the 17th CG, one-hitter in franchise history...first CG, one-hitter since Kevin Brown
beat MIL on 8/16/98...allowed only one base runner on a leadoff infield single by Eli Whiteside in the sixth inning...Held hitters to a .217 (150-for-691) opponents average on the season, the seventh lowest mark in the Majors and fifth
lowest in the NL...His .214 (73-for-341) opponents batting average against right-handers was seventh lowest among all NL pitchers...Held batters to a .272 OBP, the fifth lowest mark in the Majors and third lowest in the NL...Also held batters to a .330 SLG, the sixth lowest mark among all NL pitchers...His 3.95 run support average (81 RS/184.2 IP) was the ninth lowest average in the NL...Went 13-3 while posting a 1.64 ERA (26 ER/142.1 IP) and a .175 (89-for-508) opponents batting average
over 22 starts from 5/1-9/7, striking out 157 against 37 walks over that span...led the Majors in
ERA, opponents average and winning percentage (.813) over that span...Struck out a career-high 10 batters three times in 2010, all over a span of four starts (8/19
at CHI, 9/1 at ARI and 9/7 vs. LAD)...back-to-back 10-strikeout games on 9/1 and 9/7...
first Padre to have back-to-back 10-strikeout games since Jake Peavy had three straight
from 8/17-27/07 (also had a franchise record four-straight from 4/25-5/11/07)...11th time in
franchise history a pitcher has had three-or-more 10-strikeout games in one season and the
first since Peavy had a franchise-record tying nine in 2007 (also, Kevin Brown in 1998)...Turned 23 years old on 12/9...his 18 career wins are the second most by a Padre before
turing 23 in team history...both Jake Peavy and Clay Kirby had 22 wins for San
Diego before turning 23 years old...Became just the 12th Padre in history to win 10-or-more games before the All-
Star Break with his 10th victory on 7/8 at WSH...the first to do so since Brian
Lawrence went 10-6 in the first half of 2004...it was the 14th time the feat has been
accomplished by a Padre (Randy Jones & Ed Whitson did so twice)...Had a career-best six-game winning streak over seven starts from 6/10-7/24,
posting a 1.36 ERA (7 ER/46.1 IP) and a .186 (31-for-167) opponents batting
average while striking out 50 against 11 walks over that stretch...Was 4-1 with a 1.54 ERA (7 ER/41.0 IP) and a .160 (23-for-144) opponents average
over six starts in May this year, the lowest opponents batting average in club history
for the month of May...Went 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA (3 ER/26.0 IP) over four starts in July...lowest ERA in
franchise history for the month of July...Was a perfect 10-0 this season in 12 starts when receiving three runs of support or
more, with the Padres going 11-1 in those games...Was placed on the DL on 7/16 with a strained left oblique and reinstated on 7/24...Went 0-5 with an 8.18 ERA (20 ER/22.0 IP) from 9/12-10/3 in his last five starts of the season...first Padres
pitcher to be tagged with a loss in five straight games since RHP Brian Lawrence also lost five straight
starts from 7/11-8/5/03...first Padres pitcher to lose five-or-more straight games and post an ERA higher
than 8.00 since RHP Gaylord Perry went 0-5 with an 8.63 ERA (23 ER/24.0 IP) from 8/2-20/79.
Split the season between the minors and Major Leagues, making his Big League debut and 10
starts with the Padres...combined to make 13 appearances (11 starts) between Single-A Fort Wayne and
Double-A San Antonio.
Had his contract selected from San Antonio 7/18 and made his Major League debut 7/19 vs. COL...tagged with the loss after
4.0 innings of two-run ball...First Major League win came in his second start, 7/24 at WSH...two runs over 5.2 innings of work...Won four straight starts from 7/24-8/8, posting a 2.10 ERA (6 ER/25.2 IP)...first Padres pitcher to win four of his first five
Major League starts...Lost each of his last four decisions over five starts, recording a 7.71 ERA (18 ER/21.0 IP)...Allowed at least one home run in each of his first six starts and did not allow one over his final four...Combined to go 8-1 with a 1.38 ERA (11 ER/72.0 IP), 73 strikeouts and a .168 opponent average in 13 games (11 starts)
between Fort Wayne and San Antonio...Named the Padres Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May...combined to go 4-0 with a 0.50 ERA (2 ER/36.1 IP) and 36
strikeouts in six appearances (four starts) between Fort Wayne and San Antonio.
Combined to go 3-3 with a 2.57 ERA (16 ER/56.0 IP) in 15 games (11 starts) between Single-A Fort
Wayne, Short-A Eugene and Rookie-level Peoria...named the No. 3 prospect in the San Diego organization
by Baseball America entering the season...Struck out 69 compared to only 13 walks...averaged 11.08 strikeouts per 9.0 IP...Spent two stints on the disabled list (5/22-6/11, 6/12-8/23) due to a sore right shoulder.
Played his first professional season at Short-A Eugene, appearing in 16 games (13 starts)...named
the No. 1 prospect in the Northwest League by Baseball America...Tied for third in the NWL with 74 strikeouts...Collected a season-high 10 strikeouts over 5.0 innings 8/29 at Everett...Went 1-0 with a 1.57 ERA (5 ER/28.2 IP) over his final six starts of the season from 8/8-9/3.