The Royals signed veteran left-handed reliever Troy Patton to a minor-league deal the day before Opening Day, reports Baseball America on Friday. Patton will serve an 80-game suspension with the club for amphetamine use. He was handed his third suspension back in November. Patton, 29, registered a 5.14 ERA in just 14 innings pitched between Baltimore and San Diego last season.
Free agent left-hander Troy Patton has received his third suspension for amphetamine use, knocking him out for the first 80 games of next season. Patton, who became a free agent after this year, struggled with Baltimore and San Diego with a 5.14 ERA in just 14 innings pitched.
Pitcher Troy Patton has elected to become a free agent. He surrendered eight earned runs in 14 innings with the Orioles and Padres in 2014.
The Padres outrighted pitcher Troy Patton to Triple-A El Paso Friday. Patton was designated for assignment earlier in the week and got through waivers. He had a 5.14 ERA in 14 innings of work this season.
The Padres have designated pitcher Troy Patton and infielder Chris Nelson for assignment Tuesday. Patton was activated from the disabled list and immediately designated for assignment. Nelson was brought back from paternity leave.
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