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White Sox's Mark Payton: Joins White Sox on MiLB deal
Payton signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday that includes an invitation to major-league camp.
Payton was non-tendered by the Mets just before the start of the lockout but has now latched on with a new team. The 30-year-old played in 24 games with Cincinnati last season and went 4-for-22 with two walks and two runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Mark Payton: Hits free agency
Payton was non-tendered by the Mets on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Payton was acquired by the Mets from Cincinnati in late July, and he remained at the Triple-A level the rest of the season. He hit well during his time in the minors with the Mets and had an .862 OPS in 40 games, but he struggled in the big leagues prior to the trade, going 4-for-22 with seven strikeouts.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Mark Payton: Acquired by Mets
Payton was traded from the Reds to the Mets on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations.
Payton was designated for assignment by Cincinnati on Monday, but he'll find another spot on a 40-man roster going forward. The 29-year-old hit .182 with two runs in 22 at-bats in the majors this year, and he'll likely report to Triple-A Syracuse to begin his time with his new organization.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Dismissed from 40-man roster
The Reds designated Payton for assignment Monday.
Payton will cede his spot on the 40-man roster to reliever Edgar Garcia, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move. The 29-year-old posted a solid-but-unspectacular .281/.331/.446 slash line at Louisville this season and was behind all of Nick Castellanos, Jesse Winker, Nick Senzel, Tyler Naquin, Shogo Akiyama and Aristides Aquino in the Reds' outfield pecking order, so the organization's decision to drop him from the roster isn't overly surprising.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Heads back to minors
The Reds optioned Payton to Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.
Though he had been with the big club since May 18, Payton picked up only 15 at-bats over the past three weeks while serving as the team's No. 6 outfielder behind Jesse Winker, Nick Castellanos, Tyler Naquin, Shogo Akiyama and Scott Heineman. Payton will lose his spot on the active roster after the Reds reinstated Aristides Aquino (wrist) from the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Brought back from minors
The Reds recalled Payton from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.
Cincinnati sent relief pitcher Cionel Perez to Triple-A to make room for Payton, who will provide the club with another healthy lefty bat off the bench while Mike Moustakas (heel) battles an injury. Over 18 career games at the big-league level, Payton is 4-for-25 with a double and a stolen base.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Sent to alternate training site
Payton was optioned to the alternate training site Sunday.
The 29-year-old was recalled by the Reds on Friday with Jonathan India (undisclosed) landing on the injured list, but it was a brief stay in the majors with India rejoining the club Sunday. Payton is 1-for-7 with one walk and one run in 10 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Recalled by Reds
Payton was Mark Sheldon of MLB.com on Friday.
Payton will replace Jonathan India on the roster, who landed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons in a corresponding move. Payton has done very little with his limited major-league opportunities thus far, going 4-for-24 at the plate.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Sent to alternate site
Payton was optioned to the alternate training site Tuesday.
Payton has been with the big-league club the past 10 days, a stretch in which he went 1-for-6 with a walk and a run in eight appearances. Mike Moustakas (illness) was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Recalled by Reds
Payton was recalled by the Reds on Saturday.
Payton joins the active roster for the first time this season. He made his major-league debut as a 28-year-old last season, going 3-for-18 in limited action. Alex Blandino landed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Sent down by Reds
Payton was optioned to the Reds' alternate training site Thursday.
Payton was competing for a bench spot ahead of the regular season, but he won't break camp with the team even though Shogo Akiyama (hamstring) is opening the campaign on the 10-day injured list. Aristides Aquino and Tyler Naquin will serve as the primary depth options in the outfield to begin the year.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Possible roster spot
Payton could win a bench spot on the Reds' Opening Day roster, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Shogo Akiyama will begin the season on the IL, so the Reds would like to have another left-handed hitting outfielder, preferably one capable of playing center field. Tyler Naquin could also fill that role, and it's possible both could make the team.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Optioned to alternate training site
Payton was optioned to the Reds' alternate training site Tuesday.
Payton appeared in eight of 12 games during his time on the 28-man roster and hit .167 with a double and five strikeouts. He'll return to alternate camp to make room for newly acquired Brian Goodwin on the major-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Starting again Thursday
Payton will start in left field and will bat seventh in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
He'll pick up his third start in the Reds' five games since his callup from the alternate site last weekend. So long as Nick Senzel (undisclosed) remains on the injured list, Payton looks like he'll fill at least a semi-regular role in the Cincinnati outfield.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Added to active roster
Payton's contract was selected by the Reds on Saturday.
Payton returned to the Reds in early August, and he'll now join the active roster ahead of a potential major-league debut. The 28-year-old hit .334/.400/.653 with 30 home runs and 97 RBI at the Triple-A level last season, although it's unclear how much playing time he could see in the majors. Josh VanMeter was optioned to the alternate training site in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Rejoins Reds
Payton was acquired by the Reds from the Athletics on Friday in exchange for cash.
Payton was a Rule 5 draft pick by the Reds in December, but he was returned to the Athletics in late July after he cleared waivers. It's unclear whether the 28-year-old will see any time in the majors, although he'll likely be added to the 60-man roster to work at the team's alternate training site.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Mark Payton: Returned to Athletics
Payton was returned to Oakland on Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Payton was selected by the Reds in the Rule 5 draft back in December, but he seemingly always faced long odds to break into a crowded outfield in Cincinnati. He'll now return to the Athletics' organization, where he hit .334/.400/.653 with 30 homers for Triple-A Las Vegas last season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Facing long odds
Payton, who joined the Reds in December as a Rule 5 pick from the A's, faces long odds in making the Opening Day roster, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. He was hitting .273/.333/.303 in 36 spring training plate appearances.
After the Reds selected Payton, they turned around and signed outfielders Shogo Akiyama and Nick Castellanos. Meanwhile, Philip Ervin has hit well, and both Jesse Winker and Nick Senzel made good progress in their offseason recoveries from injuries.... See More ... See Less
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