CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox have designated veteran right-hander Mat Latos for assignment and signed veteran first baseman Justin Morneau.
The club immediately placed Morneau on the 15-day disabled list Thursday after he agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with incentives
The White Sox purchased the contract of right-hander Tyler Danish from Double-A Birmingham on Tuesday to fill Latos' roster spot.
Latos' fortunes mirrored his team's season. He was 4-0 with a 0.74 ERA after his first four starts as the White Sox raced to a 23-10 start. But Latos had a 7.25 ERA over his last seven starts as the White Sox had dropped 20 of 26 games.
Latos gave up six runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings in a 10-5 loss to Washington on Tuesday. He is 6-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 11 starts.
Morneau, a native of New Westminster, B.C., is a four-time all-star and former AL MVP, but remained unsigned after