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Mat Latos traded to the Reds

I felt like this might be coming. The talk about Mat Latos not being untouchable being touchable had increased in the last week. it was also hinted at that he would not be in the Padres long term plans.

Source: #Reds acquire Latos from #Padres. Yonder Alonso among those headed to Pads. #MLB
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Latos had a stellar year in his rookie season but suffered from a sophomore slump of sorts in 2011.

ESPN has more on the trade

The San Diego Padres have traded pitcher Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for pitchers Edinson Volquez and Brad Boxberger, infielder Yonder Alonso and catcher Yasmani Grandal, the two teams announced Saturday afternoon.

Rival exec on #Padres' next move: "Trade Rizzo. No doubt." #MLB
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