Former Reds pitcher involved in brawl in independent league

The Reds' Mat Latos pitches against the Athletics on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

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The Reds' Mat Latos pitches against the Athletics on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Mat Latos ejected from his fourth start with the New Jersey Jackals

Former Cincinnati Reds starter Mat Latos, who is trying to resurrect his career with the New Jersey Jackals in the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, earned headlines Saturday for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl.

Video of the incident shows Latos throwing a pitch over the head of Rockland Boulders batter Ethan Elias, who starts walking toward the mound with his bat in his hand.

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Latos approaches him from the mound. Then Latos sees a player rushing at him from his left. Latos picks that player up and slams him to the ground as players from both teams converge on the mound.

A collision at the plate earlier in the inning preceded the inside pitch by Latos.

Latos has made four starts for the Jackals. He’s 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA in 21 innings. He allowed three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings in a 5-3 victory Saturday. He was ejected from the game after the brawl.

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