The Reds are in the trading mode, trading away starting pitchers. Alfredo Simon to The Tigers Mat Latos to the Marlins in exchange for prospects Chad Wallach and Anthony Descalanfani
Latos will be a free agent after the 2014 season and is coming off an injury wrecked year in which he threw just 102 innings after making at least 30 starts and logging at least 180 innings each year from 2010-2013.
When healthy, Latos posted a 3.25 ERA, although Latos’ strikeout rate dropped to a career-low 6.5 per nine innings at age 26. He’s a legit top-of-the-rotation starter.
Wallach is a catching prospect (and the son of former big leaguer Tim Wallach) who played this past season at Single-A and hit well at age 22. DeSclafani made his MLB debut this year at age 24 and struggled in 33 innings, but the right-hander has a chance to be a decent starter.