Found December 18, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Padres have designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment according to a team press release. The move clears up 40-man roster space after San Diego acquired three 40-man players (Edinson Volquez, Yasmani Grandal, Yonder Alonso) in Saturday's Mat Latos trade. Their 40-man roster is now full. Martinez, 26, hit .203/.309/.305 in 68 plate appearances this past season, his big league debut. He spent the majority of the season with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate, where he hit .323/.379/.434 in 219 plate appearances. Martinez is a .272/.364/.360 career hitter in five minor league seasons.

San Diego Padres 2012 Top Prospects #3 Anthony Rizzo

We are proud to announce The San Diego Padres Top 30 Prospects for 2012. Peter Friberg has been studying minor league and amateur baseball players for nearly 10 years and has been writing about Padres minor leaguers for approximately eight. Peter has compiled his top 30 prospects in the Padres system for 2012, we are now into the top 10, continuing with #3 Anthony Rizzo. It...

Mets interested in Luis Martinez

I mentioned him earlier today in the roster post and according to the NY Post the Mets are interested in catcher Luis Martinez.  The 26 y/o catcher looked to be the back-up catcher in San Diego until he got caught in a roster crunch after the Latos trade. He has two options left and five years of control. While he only hit .203 in 22 games in his first exposure to the majors last...

Reds get Mat Latos from Padres in five-player deal

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Comparing Michael Pineda and Mat Latos

The San Diego Padres made a drastic change to the face of their team over the weekend by trading troubled but talented 24-year-old right-hander Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for a package of prospects that they hope will help their team -- specifically the light-hitting offense -- in the future. Should the Mariners go the same route with their young right-hander, Michael Pineda?

Padres Get Short- And Long-Term Help For Latos

The Reds and Padres swung a mini-blockbuster today, with Mat Latos heading to Cincinnati in exchange for four players: first baseman Yonder Alonso, catcher Yasmani Grandal, and right-handers Edinson Volquez and Brad Boxberger. Volquez has been around a while, and Baseball America recently ranking Alonso, Grandal, and Boxberger as the Reds third, fourth, and tenth best prospects,...

Steal of the Offseason: Latos Traded to Cincinnati

The San Diego Padres are an incomplete team.  They’ve lost Heath Bell, Mike Adams and Adrian Gonzalez all within the last year and lack the start power to remain anything but an after-thought in an already weak NL West.  Their General Manager left the first chance he had for Chicago, and their minor league system wasn’t blossoming with young talent in the same way that other...

Meet Mat Latos

Photo by Joseph Fuqua II, Cincinnati Enquirer Redleg Nation, meet Mathew Adam Latos. Basic Bio Mat Latos turned 24 on December 9.  He is a big-framed (6’6″, 225 lbs) right-handed pitcher, born in Alexandria, Virginia and played baseball at Coconut Creek High School in Florida.  He bats right-handed and notably, has nearly every inch of his upper body inked, including this...

Padres Trade Mat Latos to the Reds

Ken Rosenthal of is reporting via twitter that Mat Latos has been traded the Cincinnati Reds for prospects.  Details coming.

Putting the Latos Trade in Perspective

by: Will Hicks Staff Writer/Contributor I was anticipating a pretty boring day today. I was going to clean and pack my apartment as I prepare to move and watch the UofL basketball game. As part of my morning routine I checked Twitter just to see what was going on. As I read Yonder Alonso’s tweet "Time to close this book and begin another....sad but happy at the same...

Padres deal P Cunningham to Indians for OF Burns

The San Diego Padres acquired right- handed minor-league pitcher Cory Burns from the Cleveland Indians for outfielder Aaron Cunningham.

Reds acquire RHP Latos from Padres (AP)

The Reds have acquired right-handed starter Mat Latos from San Diego for a package of four players, including infielder Yonder Alonso and right-handed starter Edinson Volquez. Cincinnati wanted a front-of-the-rotation starter heading into free agency. The 23-year-old Latos went 9-14 with a 3.47 ERA for the Padres last season, finishing among the NL leaders in ERA and strikeouts.
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