Right-handed starting pitcher who broke into the Major Leagues with the San Diego Padres in 2009. He pitched for the Padres for three years then spent the next three years with the Cincinnati Reds before a 2014 trade sent him to the Miami Marlins.
He played baseball at Coconut Creek High School in Florida, where he was clocked with a fastball of 88 mph.
Standing 6-foot-6 with an overhand delivery, he developed one of the highest release points in the league.
He married Dallas Latos in 2010. They adopted a cat together named Cat Latos.
In 2010, he recorded his 15th straight start of five or more innings allowing two or fewer earned runs, breaking the record of 14 set by four-time Cy Young Award-winner Greg Maddux in 1994.