Patino will continue to work as a starter at Triple-A Durham, according to manager Kevin Cash, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Patino will continue to stay stretched out in Durham, indicating that he could be next in line for a major-league start should the Rays come across an issue in their rotation. Patino posted a 3.60 ERA with 19 strikeouts across 15 major-league innings before suffering a finger injury May 19 and eventually being sent down May 30.
Patino (finger) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino had been throwing recently, and he's now ready to return to game action. The right-hander had worked as a starter before he was placed on the injured list, but he'll now head to the minors rather than taking on a bullpen role. Patino could be one of the top options to return to the majors if the Rays' rotation deals with injuries.
Rays manager Kevin Cash said Patino (finger) threw a light side session Wednesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Tampa Bay will re-evaluate Patino on Thursday, and if the finger laceration on his throwing hand is no longer proving bothersome, he should return from the injured list for this weekend's two-game series versus the Phillies. The 21-year-old had been working as a starter prior to landing on the IL, but Tampa Bay could choose to reintegrate him in a bullpen role.
The Rays placed Patino on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right middle finger laceration, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino likely picked up the injury during his start in the Rays' 13-6 win Tuesday, when he was pulled after being roughed up for four earned runs on six hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. The Rays had been including Patino in a pseudo six-man rotation of late, so the team could just get by with the traditional five starters while the right-hander is on the mend.
Patino allowed four runs on six hits and two walks across 3.1 innings during Tuesday's 13-6 win at Baltimore. He recorded six strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
The right-hander was in prime position to secure his second win of the season after the Rays provided an 8-0 cushion, but the 21-year-old needed 82 pitches for 10 outs and was unable to finish the fourth frame. Patino has a 3.60 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 19:4 K:BB over 15.1 innings this season.
Patino is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Earlier this month, manager Kevin Cash told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that the Rays would take a "floating sequencing" approach to the rotation, meaning that the team would take a flexible approach to determining its starters in a given week beyond Tyler Glasnow and Shane McClanahan. Ryan Yarbrough also seems to have a regular rotation spot locked down as a starter or primary pitcher out of the bullpen, leaving Patino, Josh Fleming and Rich Hill as candidates to eat innings on days when none of the aforementioned three are on the pitching schedule. At this point, Patino is expected to be used as a traditional starter rather than as an opener when he's listed as the Rays' probable pitcher. He covered a season-high four innings in his last outing May 11 against the Yankees, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out three.
Patino (1-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out three as he took the loss against the Yankees on Tuesday,
Patino found himself in a quick hole after serving up a solo home run to Aaron Judge in the first inning. He later allowed two men on in the third and one ended up scoring after two passed balls allowed the runners to advance. It's unclear how manager Kevin Cash plans to use the 21-year-old moving forward after he's made two relief appearances and two starts in his first four outings this season. Patino had piggybacked Shane McClanahan in his last two outings but served as an opener Tuesday. If Cash plans to use Patino as an opener again, then he'll line up to face the Mets over the weekend.
Patino will start and is expected to cover a few innings as an opener Tuesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It appeared the 21-year-old would receive a look as a traditional starter Tuesday, but he'll instead be followed by Josh Fleming as the primary pitcher. Patino maxed out at three innings and 56 pitches during his last outing May 4 and could have a similar workload versus New York.
The Rays list Patino as their probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Yankees.
In his most recent two outings, Patino has piggybacked rookie Shane McClanahan, but the Rays elected to turn the latter loose as a traditional starter Sunday against the Athletics. Patino went unused out of the bullpen for that contest, as the Rays apparently intended to save him for Tuesday's series opener, when he'll be picking up his second start of the season. Ryan Yarbrough was initially lined up for Tuesday, so it's unclear whether he'll work as a primary pitcher behind Patino, or if the Rays will use a melange of bullpen arms to follow the young right-hander. Patino maxed out at three innings and 56 pitches in his last outing May 4, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to work more than four or five frames Tuesday.
Patino fired two scoreless innings during a loss to the Athletics on Thursday, allowing one hit while recording two strikeouts.
The promising right-hander has gotten his Rays tenure off to a nearly unblemished start, with Patino allowing just a hit and a walk over 4.2 innings across two appearances, the first coming as the opener against the Blue Jays on Sunday. The 21-year-old could continue to be used interchangeably as an opener, conventional reliever or even a bulk reliever, considering his extensive starting experience in the minors.
Patino allowed no hits and one walk while striking out three in 2.2 scoreless innings in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays. He didn't factor into the decision.
Patino made his team debut as Sunday's opener, and he tossed 42 pitches before primary pitcher Josh Fleming entered the game. Patino posted a 5.19 ERA in 17.1 innings with the Padres last year but could earn more opportunities with the Rays if he continues to pitch effectively.
The Rays recalled Patino from their taxi squad Sunday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Patino will be serving as an opener ahead of primary pitcher Josh Fleming in the Rays' series finale Sunday versus the Blue Jays. As a 20-year-old with the Padres last season, Patino started in one of his 11 appearances and posted a 5.19 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and a 21:14 K:BB in 17.1 innings.
Patino will serve as the team's opener Sunday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It's unclear exactly how long Patino will pitch. Josh Fleming will handle the majority of the workload. Patino made his major-league debut in 2020 with the Padres and posted a 5.19 ERA with a 21:14 K:BB across 17.1 innings.
Patino was added to the Rays' taxi squad Saturday and is expected to be active for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino was sent down by the Rays in mid-March, but he could be in line to make his team debut in Sunday's series finale. The right-hander made his major-league debut with the Padres last year and posted a 5.19 ERA and 21:14 K:BB in 17.1 innings across 11 appearances (one start). Patino will likely join the bullpen once he's added to the Rays' big-league roster, but he could be an option to serve as a starter at some point this year.
Patino was optioned off the active roster Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino is part of a large group of pitchers who could start games for the Rays this season, but he won't do so right away. It's not particularly surprising to see him open the year in the minors, as he'd only made two starts at the Double-A level prior to last year, when he jumped to the big leagues and didn't look entirely ready. He posted a 5.19 ERA and 1.85 WHIP while walking 16.5 percent of the batters he faced in his 17.1-inning debut. Patino could certainly still fill an important role for the Rays at some point this year.
Patino logged his first start of Grapefruit League play Wednesday against the Twins and fired a clean first inning.
The promising right-hander now has a pair of scoreless spring frames on his ledger in as many appearances, and he's allowed just one hit while recording a strikeout. Patino has consistently impressed with his location since spring training began, with both his fastball and slider distinguishing themselves early. While the Rays' starting rotation appears set for now, the 21-year-old could be making a case to stick on the Opening Day roster in some form.
Patino, who was credited with the victory in Thursday's Grapefruit League win over the Twins, impressed with his velocity and location during his one inning, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The promising right-hander consistently kept his fastball in the mid-90s and threw seven of his 10 pitches for strikes during the second inning. Patino did work around a hit and gave up some loud contact, but battery mate Francisco Mejia, who caught Patino during their time together in the Padres organization, came away impressed with his teammate's confidence. Meanwhile, pitching coach Kyle Snyder added that the 21-year-old's changeup and slider are excellent complements to his formidable fastball.
Patino was one of the pitchers that caught manager Kevin Cash's eye during live batting practice Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Patino was lauded by Cash for what the Rays skipper labeled as "constant strike-throwing" during the session, with the right-hander landing just one ball outside the strike zone. Patino is striving to earn a starting rotation spot during spring training while largely relying on his elite fastball and slider, and Cash noted Friday that the young pitcher's commitment to pounding the zone has a chance to eventually make him "special" if he can sustain it over the long haul.
Patino, who was acquired in the Blake Snell trade with the Padres this offseason, will be given a legitimate opportunity to earn a spot in the Rays' starting rotation during spring training, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.
Bowden lists Patino as one of two Rays candidates for rookies most likely to make Opening Day rosters, although he adds it wouldn't necessarily be a surprise to see the hard-throwing right-hander open up at Triple-A Durham due to service-time considerations. In addition to his impressive pitch arsenal, Patino has some big-league experience to fall back on, having logged 14 total appearances, including the playoffs, for the Padres in 2020. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times notes Patino's upper 90s fastball and wicked slider make the 21-year-old one of the most intriguing young prospects to monitor in spring training, especially with manager Kevin Cash's out-of-the-box track record with the management of his staff and the durability questions that plague the team's multiple veteran offseason pitching additions.
Patino is set to be traded from the Padres to the Rays in exchange for left-hander Blake Snell, pending a review of medical records, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Patino made his major-league debut in 2020, posting a 5.19 ERA and 21:14 K:BB over 17.1 innings during 11 appearances (one start). He was included on the team's postseason roster, and he'll now be the top prospect in Sunday's blockbuster trade. The right-hander has an above-average 96.8 mph average fastball velocity and will continue his development in Tampa Bay.
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|05/18||@ BAL||W 13-6||3.1||6||4||2||6|
|05/11||vs NYY||L 1-3||1||4.0||3||1||1||3|
|05/04||@ LAA||W 8-3||1||3.0||2||1||0||5|
|04/29||vs OAK||L 2-3||2.0||1||0||0||2|
|04/25||vs TOR||L 0-1||2.2||0||0||1||3|
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|2018||AFX-Fort Wayne TinCaps||83.1||17||17||0||6||3||0||98||24||65||2.17||1.071|
|2019||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||87.0||18||17||0||6||8||0||113||34||61||2.69||1.092|
|2019||AAX-Amarillo Sod Poodles||7.2||2||2||0||0||0||0||10||4||8||1.25||1.667|