Mat Latos has a 4-7 record and a 4.48 earned-run average for the Miami Marlins this season. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers are in the process of acquiring pitcher Mat Latos and first baseman/outfielder Mike Morse from the Miami Marlins for three minor-league pitchers, according to multiple reports Wednesday morning.
The Dodgers are also reportedly getting a competitive-balance round pick from Miami. The Marlins have the fifth pick after the first round, currently number 35 overall.
In a swap of minor league pitchers, the Dodgers acquired left-hander Grant Dayton from the Miami Marlins in exchange for left-hander Chris Reed on Wednesday. Neither player was on his team’s 40-man roster at the time of the trade.
Dayton was 2-1 with a 2.83 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 25 games for Triple-A New Orleans this season. The 27-year-old pitcher was selected by the Marlins in the 11th round of the 2010 first-year player draft.
Dayton will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Reed had been designated for assignment last Friday.
MIAMI >> A great thing happened on a couple fronts Sunday. Zack Greinke won a game, and the reporters who covered him were able to stop asking when he would ever win a game and put his season into context. The box score is here.
Before the game Don Mattingly openly questioned whether Yasiel Puig, who batted cleanup Sunday, would evolve as a hitter.
Prior to the game, it was reported that the Dodgers are interested in New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese.