Marlins defeat Mat Latos in arbitration hearing

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Mat Latos and the Marlins couldn’t settle on a 2015 salary, so they went through with an arbitration hearing and the ruling was in favor of the team.

That means Latos will make $9.4 million in his final season before free agency, rather than the $10.4 million he requested.

Latos, whom the Marlins acquired from the Reds in December for minor leaguers Chad Wallach and Anthony DeSclafani, was limited to 16 starts last season due to multiple injuries. He posted his usual 3.25 ERA for his fifth straight season with a sub-3.50 ERA, and is probably 25-30 healthy starts away from a $100 million-plus contract.