Updated 9:17am on 7/29/15
While the names of the prospects being shipped off by the Dodgers haven't yet been released, the team will (per multiple media reports) give up three minor-league pitching prospects and receive the Marlins' #34 pick in the 2016 MLB Draft as part of the deal.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to acquire Miami Marlins starting pitcher Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse via trade, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times.
Source: Latos, Morse to Dodgers for prospects. At least one competitive balance pick also to Dodgers. W/ Latos off board Haren still in play
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 29, 2015
Latos, 27, has a base salary of just under $3.5 million left for 2015. The 6-foot-6 righty is having an off year by his standards so far in 2015 with a 4-7 record, 4.48 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 79-to-25 K/BB ratio in 16 starts. He has been stellar in July however, giving up just four earned runs over 20 innings pitched (1.80 ERA).
Morse, 33, was an integral part of the San Francisco Giants' run to a World Series title in 2014, posting a .811 OPS and providing needed pop and a steady on-base threat near the middle of the lineup. 2015 hasn't been nearly as kind to Morse, as he's posted an anemic .214/.277/.314 slash with four home runs and 12 RBI in 159 at-bats.
He's been coming back from a finger sprain, however, which sent him to the DL in mid-May. If he can get his swing back in order, his past production could make him a bargain for the Dodgers at just over $10 million for the rest of this season and next.
The prospects in play haven't been released to the press as of this writing.
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