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Padres' Luis Patino: Arrival at camp delayed
Patino isn't yet at Padres camp due to an issue with his visa, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Patino rejoined the Padres off waivers in December after spending the past three campaigns in the American League. It's not clear what his role with San Diego will be this season, though his experience as both a starter and middle reliever could be useful for what currently projects to be a thin rotation. The visa issue isn't likely to impact Patino's readiness for the start of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Luis Patino: Claimed by Padres
The Padres claimed Patino off waivers from the White Sox on Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
It's a return to his original organization for Patino, who was traded from the Padres to the Rays prior to the 2021 season in the Blake Snell deal. Patino has managed just a 5.02 ERA and 124:70 K:BB in 136.1 major-league innings, but he's still only 24 and San Diego probably could use the pitching depth.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Luis Patino: Designated for assignment
Patino was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Wednesday.
Patino had a lot of prospect buzz a couple of years ago, but he owns a career 5.02 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 124:70 K:BB in 136.1 major-league innings. The 24-year-old right-hander might draw some interest on waivers given his age and raw talent.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Luis Patino: Gets first start Wednesday
Patino is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Prior to being recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Sept. 1, Patino had made five starts for the White Sox's top minor-league affiliate, but he never covered more than four innings in any of those outings. He's since worked exclusively in relief following his call-up, topping out at four innings and 66 pitches over five appearances. Given his recent workloads, Patino might not be stretched out enough to reach the five innings he would need to qualify for a win even if he's economical with his pitch count. The White Sox have another multi-inning reliever in Deivi Garcia available on six days' rest, and he may be a better bet than Patino to qualify for a win if Chicago requires some length out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Luis Patino: Recalled from Charlotte
The White Sox recalled Patino from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.
Patino will serve as the White Sox's additional pitcher as rosters expand to 28 players. The 23-year-old righty has struggled mightily this season with a 6.49 ERA and 1.71 WHIP across 59.2 innings in Triple-A, and he surrendered four runs in four frames with the Rays earlier this year.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Luis Patino: Dealt to Chicago
Patino was traded from the Rays to the White Sox on Tuesday in exchange for cash, James Fegan of the Chicago Sun Times reports.
Patino was once a highly-prized pitching prospect, but he didn't emerge as an effective starter or reliever at the highest level. The 23-year-old righty has a career 5.23 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 111 strikeouts in 118.2 MLB innings. Patino has a 6.75 ERA this season at Triple-A while working mostly as a reliever, but since few teams have more rotation spots up for grabs in the short term and long term than the White Sox, he could continue his development as a starter in his new organization. The fact that the Rays were willing to give up Patino for cash doesn't inspire much confidence in his outlook moving forward, however. He'll report to Triple-A Charlotte to begin his tenure in the White Sox organization, per Scott Merkin of MLB.com.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Heads back to Triple-A
Patino was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino's latest stint in the majors lasted only one day, as he was touched up for two runs in a two-inning relief appearance in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. Ryan Thompson will absorb his roster and bullpen spot.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Summoned to majors
Patino was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
Patino was unscored upon in six relief appearances with Durham after being sent down last month. The Rays will hope he can stick around for the long haul this time as he transitions to a full-time relief role.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Heads back to minors
Patino was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Saturday.
Patino was recalled Wednesday and made his first big-league appearance of the year Friday against the Rangers, giving up a pair of solo homers in two innings of work. He'll return to the minors, where he's also fared poorly, struggling to a 7.64 ERA in 35.1 innings. Jose Lopez takes his spot in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Moves up from Triple-A
The Rays recalled Patino from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Kristie Ackert of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino was moved to the bullpen a month ago with Durham and has struggled overall in the role with a 10.24 ERA, though much of that damage came in a May 12 appearance in which he surrendered seven earned runs. He had allowed just one run over his last five outings to earn the call back to the big leagues as a replacement in the bullpen for Calvin Faucher (elbow), who was moved to the 15-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Moving to relief at Triple-A
Patino has been moved to the bullpen at Triple-A Durham, Kristie Ackert of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino threw a scoreless inning Saturday for Durham in his first relief appearance of the season following a 6.66 ERA in six starts. While it doesn't necessarily look like a permanent move, if Patino helps the Rays in 2023 it seems like it will be as a reliever. "The best version that we saw of Luis was probably in (2021), I think when he was coming out of the bullpen for us," manager Kevin Cash said. "He was very, very powerful."... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Struggling in recent starts
Patino was knocked around for seven runs in 2.2 innings in his final spring start Friday against the Mets, raising his Grapefruit League ERA to 11.17.
Patino is fighting with Yonny Chirinos and Josh Fleming for the Rays' fifth starter job, and he hasn't made a very strong case. In addition to his inflated ERA, he also owns a poor 1.86 WHIP and has walked seven batters and hit three more in 9.2 innings. Chrinos hasn't pitched well either, recording an 8.59 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in 7.1 frames, while Fleming's 4.91 ERA in 14.2 innings is better but still unimpressive. The Rays could wind up getting creative every fifth day until Tyler Glasnow (oblique) returns, something the organization has plenty of experience doing.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Optioned to Triple-A
Patino was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino was in the mix for the Rays' fifth starter spot, but his 11.17 ERA and 1.86 WHIP this spring will cause him to open the year in the minors. Patino has struggled to a 5.10 ERA in 114.2 career major-league innings, including an awful 8.10 ERA in six starts last season, but he's still just 23 years old. A strong month in the minors could easily see him return to the majors for the bulk of the year, but for now, it will be Yonny Chirinos or Josh Fleming who opens the year as the Rays' fifth starter.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Holding opponents scoreless
Patino has thrown 5.1 scoreless innings with five strikeouts and three walks in three appearances in the Grapefruit League.
Patino is in consideration for a rotation spot with Tyler Glasnow (oblique) sidelined, and he's pitched well early on. He threw 2.2 scoreless innings against the Mets on Sunday, an outing highlighted by strikeouts of Francisco Alvarez, Tommy Pham and Danny Mendick. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that manager Kevin Cash voiced concern over Patino consistently falling behind in the count, though he also noted that Patino made several strong pitches to work out of trouble. Josh Fleming and Yonny Chirinos are also in consideration for the fifth starter role.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Option for rotation
Patino is a candidate to enter the Rays rotation while Tyler Glasnow (oblique) remains sidelined, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino had been building up as a starter to begin spring training, though his fit in the rotation was unclear so long as everyone remained healthy. With Glasnow sidelined 6-to-8 weeks, Patino now enters the conversation to step into a starting role and will be competing primarily with Josh Fleming and Yonny Chirinos. Patino showed flashes of brilliance during the 2021 season, but his 2022 campaign was derailed by oblique and shoulder injuries so it's unclear how much he would be capable of contributing.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Being built up as starter
Rays manager Kevin Cash confirmed Friday that Patino (shoulder) is being built up as a starter this spring, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Patino struggled to an 8.10 ERA in six major-league starts last season and was shut down in September with a shoulder issue, but he brought a clean bill of health into camp, and the Rays still hope that he can provide some organizational rotation depth. The 23-year-old is likely to open the season at Triple-A Durham, assuming Tampa Bay's five projected starters make it through the spring unscathed. Patino could be the first pitcher called upon if an injury opens up a spot.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Scratched with shoulder issue
Patino was scratched his scheduled start Saturday for Triple-A Durham due to right shoulder discomfort, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 22-year-old righty has had a difficult season. He opened the year in the rotation but failed to complete a single inning before suffering an oblique strain which sidelined him until mid-July. Since his return, he's bounced between the majors and minors, posting a 7.91 ERA in six MLB starts and a 4.50 ERA in nine Triple-A outings. He's now at real risk of missing the remainder of the season unless his shoulder injury turns out to be very minor.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Chased in second inning
Patino (1-2) allowed nine runs on five hits and four walks over 1.1 innings while taking a loss against the Yankees on Sunday.
Patino failed to record a strikeout while coughing up three home runs in the brutal loss. He served up a pair of three-run blasts, one apiece to Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton. The 22-year-old righty saw his season ERA skyrocket to 8.10 with an 11:13 K:BB through 20 MLB innings. With Shane McClanahan (shoulder) expected back next week, it's unclear if Patino will get another turn in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Sent down following rough start
Patino was optioned to Triple-A Durham following Sunday's loss to the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino made two turns through the Rays' rotation over the last week, but he'll head back to the minors after he gave up nine runs on five hits and four walks while failing to strike out a batter in 1.1 innings Sunday. The right-hander has posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 34 innings over nine Triple-A starts and could be an option to rejoin the major-league club if the Rays need a spot starter down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luis Patino: Draws another start
Patino is slated to start Sunday's road game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He'll be making his second straight turn through the rotation after he called up from Triple-A Durham on Monday to step into the injured Shane McClanahan's (shoulder) spot in the rotation. Patino took a no-decision his last time out against Boston, covering five innings and allowing three runs while striking out four.... See More ... See Less
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