The Angels have brought help onboard for their pitching staff for the final week of the season.
The team announced Monday that is has acquired right-hander Mat Latos, who was released by the Dodgers last week, as a stopgap solution to the plague of injuries that has hit its pitching staff.
Latos was picked up by the Dodgers in a trade-deadline deal to be their No. 3 starter with Hyun-jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy out for the season, but he struggled with the team, posting an 0-3 record with 6.66 ERA and an opponent batting average of .323 in six appearances with the team, one of which was out of the bullpen.
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The Los Angeles Times notes that Angels will only spend an estimated prorated $19,600 on the 27-year-old righty, who began the season with the Marlins.
As the move comes in September, Latos will not be eligible to pitch in the postseason if the Angels secure a bid, but he would be able to participate in a potential tiebreaker game.
He will be a free agent after the season.