Mat Latos to rest sore shoulder

Updated: March 25, 2011, 10:59 PM ET
Associated Press

PEORIA, Ariz. -- San Diego Padres pitcher Mat Latos has a sore right shoulder, costing him a chance to start on opening day.

Hours after he said Latos would miss his final scheduled start of the spring, Padres manager Bud Black announced Friday evening that Tim Stauffer will get the ball when the season opens next Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Latos said Friday his shoulder had improved significantly in the past 24 hours, but he won't take his next spring training turn ...

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