The Los Angeles Angels signed righthanded pitcher Mat Latos on Monday.
Latos, 27, was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, after having been designated for assignment by the team on Sept. 17. He was acquired by the Dodgers from the Marlins in July in a three-team trade-deadline deal that also involved the Braves.
Latos last took the mound for the Dodgers on Sept. 15, as a reliever in the team's 16-inning loss to the Colorado Rockies.
In 2015, Latos is 4–10 with a 4.95 ERA in 112 2/3 innings.
While Latos won't be available for the Angels if they make the postseason, the seven-year MLB veteran is able to pitch during the final week of the regular season as the team attempts to make the playoffs.
With seven games remaining, Los Angeles is three games behind the Texas Rangers for first place in the American League West, and 1/2 game out of the final wild card spot.
The Angels and Rangers will meet in Texas for a four-game series to close the regular season.
- Kayla Lombardo