The White Sox have designated righty Mat Latos for assignment, as first reported by Dave Williams of Barstool Sports. Latos made 11 starts for the team and had an 8-3 record.
Latos, 28, signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the White Sox in the offseason. The team, in the midst of a five-game losing streak and have lost eight of their last 10, has a starting rotation ERA of 3.99, but in the last 14 days, have a starting rotation ERA of 5.52. The team's recent addition of James Shields made Latos expendable, meaning he will now be available to the other 29 teams.
April started off strong for Latos, making five starts in that month and going 4-0 with a 1.84 ERA. That is a stark contract to his last six starts, where he went 2-2 with a 7.26 ERA and allowed seven home runs.
With White Sox still only 3.5 games out of first, the team appears to be making moves to either end their losing streak or make a run for the division. According to Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago, former second-round pick Tyler Danish will be added to the 40-man roster to replace Latos.