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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Former Reds pitcher involved in brawl in independent league

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

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.