San Diego, CA - The San Diego Padres reinstated pitcher Mat Latos from the 15-day disabled list to make Saturday's start against the Pirates.
Latos was disabled on July 16, retroactive to July 9, with a strained left oblique muscle and missed a total of 10 games during his first career stint on the DL.
In 17 starts this season for the first-place Padres, Latos, 22, has gone 10-4 with a 2.45 earned run average, holding opponents to an MLB-low .193 batting average.
To make room on the roster, San Diego optioned outfielder Luis Durango to Triple-A Portland. In 10 games through two stints with the Padres this year, Durango is 8-for-19 with two RBI, two stolen bases and four runs scored.