Latos Hits DL With Ab Strain

Padres righthander Mat Latos has gone on the disabled list with what the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports is a left intercostal strain. That’s in the abdominal region—in case you haven’t been brushing up on the human anatomy lately. No timetable has been set for Latos’ return, but it’s a safe bet the team won’t take any chances with one of the top arms in their system.

Latos, 20, started 2008 in extended spring training before joining low Class A Fort Wayne in late April. He made his first start on April 23 and struck out eight in four innings against Clinton. Latos last pitched on May 18, when he gave up four runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings against South Bend. In all, Latos made five starts and one relief appearance with Fort Wayne, going 0-2, 3.42 with a 20-7 K-BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings.