In what appears to be a bit of a fire sale, the Cincinnati Reds have began to unload their rotation. Alfredo Simon is on his way to the Detroit Tigers, and per Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports, Mat Latos is being shipped to the Miami Marlins.
Latos going to #Marlins for DeSclafani and Chad Wallach.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014
Latos, 27, posted a 3.25 ERA in 102 1/3 innings pitched for the Cincinnati Reds in 2014. A consistent starter, Latos posted a 3.16 ERA in 2013, and a 3.48 ERA in 2012, all for the Reds.
Anthony DeSclafani, a former sixth-round draft pick, spent most of his 2014 season in Triple-A, with a 3.49 ERA over the course of 59 1/3 innings pitched. In his 33 innings in the majors this year, his ERA rose to 6.27.
Chad Wallach, a 23-year-old catcher, spent 79 games in Single-A, where he hit .321, with seven home runs and 49 RBI. He did end up being promoted to High-A for 19 games, where he hit an impressive .328, albeit a limited sample of playing time.
Latos will most likely be the number two starter behind budding star Jose Fernandez, giving the Miami Marlins an impressive one-two punch, as they look to be making a run at the NL East come 2015.
As far as Cincinnati, it appears they’re diving into a bit of a rebuild, looking to swap their veteran starters for young talent.