Patton signed with Texas as a non-roster invitee Tuesday.
The 32-year-old doesn't have a particularly impressive MLB resume, having recorded a 6.26 ERA at the highest level in 54.2 innings of work. He's been out of the league for four years while pitching in Japan, where he posted a solid 3.68 ERA, though most of his success came in his first two seasons overseas. His 5.15 ERA in 2019 and 4.92 ERA in 2020 don't bode particularly well for his chances of breaking camp with the Rangers.
Patton impressed scouts from multiple teams at a recent workout, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Patton appears to be trying to make a big-league comeback after spending the last four years pitching for Yokohama in Japan. His 3.68 ERA over that stretch is a solid mark, and it comes with a 27.5 percent strikeout rate, but he's coming off a pair of unimpressive seasons, posting ERAs of 5.15 and 4.92. He wasn't a particularly notable pitcher before heading overseas, as he struggled to a 6.26 ERA in 54.2 innings, so the odds of him suddenly becoming an important piece of a big-league bullpen in his age-33 season are quite slim.
Patton signed with the Yokohama BayStars of Japan on Wednesday, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.
The 28-year-old righty has only logged 54.2 innings in the majors and will take the opportunity to get a more reliable role in Japan. The Cubs' 40-man roster now sits at 37.
Patton was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.
The right-hander has bounced between levels throughout 2016 -- he was recalled four different times over the first five months -- but he will settle in for good as part of the Cubs' expanded roster. Patton owns a 6.04 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 50.2 career innings in the majors and will likely be used primarily in mop-up duty over the final few weeks.
Patton was optioned back to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
The Cubs brought up Tommy La Stella, who is in Wednesday's lineup, so the move to demote Patton was made to free up a spot on the 25-man roster. Patton made three appearances for the Cubs during this latest big league stint, allowing five hits and two earned runs across five innings.
Patton was recalled from Triple-A Iowa, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.
Patton will fill a roster spot that opened up after Chris Coghlan was placed on the DL. Patton has excelled with Iowa, posting a 0.77 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over 34 games. Unfortunately, his success hasn't translated to the MLB where he owns an ERA and WHIP of 5.11 and 1.54, respectively.
The Cubs have optioned Patton to Triple-A Iowa, Carris Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Patton, who was recalled from Triple-A on Monday, has been sent back down as the Cubs activated recently acquired reliever Joe Smith. The 28-year-old will have a hard time making it back to Chicago before rosters expand in September as the Cubs have acquired three relievers over the past two weeks.
Patton was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Monday.
He will return for his third stint with the big club this season, replacing Brian Matusz. Patton has given up seven earned runs on 12 hits and seven walks in nine appearances with the Cubs this season and will work exclusively in the middle innings.
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 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.
Patton was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Patton, who was dealt to Chicago from Texas back in November, made 27 major league appearances for the Rangers, but he also spent equal time at Triple-A. The right-hander found considerably more success in the minors, posting a 2.28 ERA across 27.2 innings, compared to an ugly 9.00 in 24.0 major league innings.
Patton pitched another scoreless inning Wednesday -- his eighth scoreless appearance in a row this spring.
Patton is not assured a spot in the Cubs' bullpen, but he certainly is doing all he can to earn one. In 7.1 spring innings, he's struck out 12, walked one, and allowed only two hits. He's always had fantastic strikeout rates in the minors, but he's struggled at the big-league level. There are other Cubs relievers with at least as much upside and higher floors for those looking to speculate on saves if Hector Rondon were to lose the job.
Patton struck out the side in order Friday and earned his first save of the spring.
Patton is not in danger of getting saves this year, but he's been fantastic this spring. In four one-inning appearances, he has not given up a single walk or hit and he has struck out seven. While he's likely ticketed for Triple-A Iowa in 2016, he's doing everything he can to make the Cubs consider him as a part of the big-league bullpen.
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.
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|2012||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||57.0||16||8||0||0||7||0||84||21||67||6.32||1.544|
|2013||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||64.1||25||2||0||5||2||2||76||20||49||1.97||1.076|
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|2014||AAA-Round Rock Express||16.0||15||0||0||1||1||4||25||3||16||3.38||1.188|
|2015||AAA-Round Rock Express||27.0||26||0||0||2||0||11||36||9||21||1.67||1.111|