Jays sign pitcher Latos to mi­nor-league deal

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

— Mat Latos knows earn­ing a spot on the Toronto Blue Jays ros­ter won’t be easy. But he’s go­ing to embrace the chal­lenge this spring. Toronto signed the 29-yearold right-han­der to a mi­nor-league deal Thurs­day with an in­vi­ta­tion to ma­jor-league camp. He didn’t waste any time get­ting there, show­ing up later in the af­ter­noon to meet team­mates and be­gin his work­outs. “I’m happy to just be play­ing base­ball, let’s be hon­est,” Latos said. Latos, an eight-year vet­eran with 186 ca­reer starts un­der his belt, has strug­gled over the last two sea­sons while deal­ing with a knee in­jury. He played for five dif­fer­ent ma­jor league teams over that span.

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