Padres trade Mat Latos to Reds

Updated: December 17, 2011, 7:52 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The price tag for Mat Latos was daunting. The Cincinnati Reds were willing to pay it.

The Reds addressed their biggest offseason need on Saturday, acquiring the right-handed starter from San Diego for a package of four players that includes two top prospects.

Cincinnati gave up infielder Yonder Alonso and catcher Yasmani Grandal -- both first-round picks -- along with starting pitcher Edinson Volquez to get the 24-year-old Latos, who initially will move into the ...

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