PEORIA, Ariz., March 29 (UPI) -- San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mat Latos will start the 2011 season on the disabled list, the National League club said Tuesday.
Latos, who has a strained right shoulder, is one of four Padres placed on the DL.
Latos was 14-10 with a 2.92 earned run average in 31 appearances in 2010.
Utility player Mike Baxter and outfielder Eric Patterson went on the DL earlier.
San Diego, which went 90-72 last year, will take 12 pitchers, six infielders, five outfielders and two catchers with them for its season-opener Thursday in St. Louis.