Patton was traded to the Cubs on Friday. Patton split time between the majors and Triple-A last season, working to a 1.67 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 27 innings in the minors but struggling to a 9.00 ERA in 24 innings with the Rangers. He figures to serve as bullpen depth with the Cubs and he could crack the Opening Day roster with a strong spring training showing.
Rangers pitcher Spencer Patton was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The Rangers are likely just looking for some reinforcement in the bullpen after the team burned through eight relievers in Saturday's 11-10 loss to the Angels. Patton supplied a 9.00 ERA and 28:12 K:BB ratio over 24 innings with the Rangers earlier this season.
The Rangers recalled pitcher Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday. He will be available out of the bullpen starting Thursday against the Blue Jays. To clear a roster spot, pitcher Spencer Patton was optioned to Triple-A.
Rangers right-hander Spencer Patton got lit up in a relif outing on Saturday. Spencer entered the game in the sixth inning with the Angels up 5-0. Before he knew it, he had allowed six runs, including a three-run home run to C.J. Cron, while getting just two outs in the inning. With the horrid outing, Patton's ERA jumped up seven runs, from 4.05 to 11.05. Patton had given up a total of three runs in his first six appearances this season, prior to Saturday's meltdown.
The Rangers recalled reliever Spencer Patton from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday. To clear a roster spot, outfielder Michael Choice was optioned back to Triple-A.