- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2011

PEORIA, ARIZ. (AP) - San Diego Padres pitcher Mat Latos won’t make his next scheduled start Saturday because of a sore right shoulder.

Padres manager Bud Black said Friday that Latos complained of a sore shoulder and skipped Wednesday’s bullpen session, two days after making his last start. Latos threw 90 pitches in four-plus innings against the Chicago White Sox on Monday, allowing three earned runs on eight hits and three walks.

Black said the injury “sort of popped up” and the team will see how it plays out.

Latos had been in line to pitch the season opener at St. Louis on Thursday. The right-hander was 14-10 with a 2.92 ERA in 31 starts last season.

In other news Friday, the Padres released infielder Kevin Frandsen.

A non-roster invite to camp, Frandsen was trying to win a backup job. He started the spring hitless in his first 18 at-bats but batted .216 overall with one homer and eight RBIs in 37 at-bats.

Frandsen is a .243 career hitter in five major league seasons and has played for the San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels.



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