The Reds got their top-of-the-rotation starter, but they paid a huge price.

The Reds acquired right-hander Mat Latos from San Diego for first baseman Yonder Alonso, catcher Yasmani Grandal and right-handers Edinson Volquez and Brad Boxberger.

"Our No. 1 goal was to find a top-of-the-rotation starter," general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We felt that Mat Latos, of the potential pitchers available, was the best guy out there for a number of reasons. He's still young at (24). He's a power pitcher who we think will pitch well at our park. He's under control for us for four years. He's definitely a top-of-the-rotation guy who will slot in well behind Cueto. We think in time (Latos) will develop into a No. 1 starter."