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Dodgers designate Mat Latos for assignment


UPDATE: The move is now official. The Dodgers have activated right-hander Carlos Frias from the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding roster move.

8:43 p.m. ET: Mat Latos was already bumped to the Dodgers’ bullpen earlier this month and now Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports hears that he has been designated for assignment.

Latos was acquired from the Marlins in a three-team deal before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The 27-year-old tossed six innings of one-run ball in his first start with the Dodgers on August 2, but he failed to complete five innings in any of his next four starts. He was moved to the bullpen from there and has made just one appearance since September 3. Latos ended up posting a 6.66 ERA and 18/6 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings during his brief time with the club.

The Dodgers won’t need a fifth starter during the postseason, so they apparently decided to turn the page and open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Latos is due to become a free agent this offseason.

White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot

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CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.

Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.

“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”

The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.