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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 02:19 am
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Mat Latos' hopes of pitching in the big leagues again will have to be postponed.

The Toronto Blue Jays informed the right-handed pitcher that he will not make the team. Latos can elect to report to Triple-A Buffalo or become a free agent.

The Blue Jays signed Latos to a minor-league contract in February with an invite to spring training. Had he made the roster, he would have received a $1.5-million base salary with an opportunity to earn $500,000 in incentives.

Latos struggled over 14 2/3 innings through the spring, notching a 6.75 ERA while allowing a team-leading five home runs. He also walked eight batters, while striking out only nine.

The 29-year-old right-hander got off to a strong start in 2016, going 4-0 with a 1.84 ERA over five April starts before hitting a wall in May. Between the Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals, Latos finished the season with a 4.89 ERA, splitting time between the bullpen and rotation.