Patton has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Patton has spent time with both Triple-A Iowa and the Cubs this season, accumulating 38.1 innings. In his time with the Cubs, Patton compiled a 5.11 ERA and 1.54 WHP with 12 strikeouts in 12.1 relief innings. The 28-year-old will head back to Triple-A where he owns a 1.04 ERA.
Patton struck out one and walked one over one scoreless inning against the Mets on Friday. Starter Jason Hammel only lasted four innings, so Patton came in a bit earlier than usual. The reliever had a stellar spring, but has spent most of the year with Triple-A Iowa. With the Cubs, he has a 4.76 ERA in eight appearances.
Patton was recalled Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Patton made a brief appearance in the majors in early May but was sent back down to Triple-A after a three day stint. During his time with Triple-A Iowa following his demotion, the 28-year-old posted a 1.04 ERA and 1.04 WHIP and struck out 42 batters in 26 innings. He'll provide depth in the Cubs' bullpen during his most recent stay in the bigs.
Patton was sent back to Triple-A on Sunday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. Patton made one appearance while up with the big leagues, giving up a walk, a hit and an earned run without recording an out. He was merely a temporary replacement for Neil Ramirez, who had been place on the bereavement list earlier in the week. With Ramirez now back in the bullpen, Patton will return to the minors, as expected.
Patton was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of MLB.com reports. The Cubs placed Neil Ramirez on the bereavement list Thursday, so Patton will come up to temporarily fill his roster spot. Ramirez will be required to miss at least three games, but no more than seven games, so it's likely that Patton's stay with the big league club will be short.