Patino (finger) was invited to the Padres' major-league spring training Thursday.

Patino was shut down at the end of last season with a blister on his finger, but he should be ready to go for spring training, when he'll get the chance to work with the major-league coaching staff. The right-hander appeared briefly at the Double-A level last season after an effective showing at the High-A level. Given his lack of experience against higher-end competition, he's unlikely to open the season in the majors, but he could make his major-league debut sometime in 2020 if he can continue to develop.

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