A .’s pain reliever Spencer Patton was sent straight to Triple-A Las Vegas, according to MLB.com transaction log. He was not asked for an exemption after being assigned to the assignment on Saturday.
Patton signed a minor league contract with Oakland in the second week of the season. It didn’t take long for the 35-year-old to be on the list. He threw eight thirds in six outings for Las Vegas, allowing four runs with a 10:4 strike-to-walk ratio. Team A called him in the first week of May and deployed him four times out of their cowshed before removing him from the roster two days ago.
The right-hander scored 5 innings 1/3 with relief. He surrendered a few runs home and allowed four runs overall in that brief look. It marks the third consecutive season that the SIU Edwardsville production has reached major league level. Patton made seven appearances for Rangers last year after innings 42 1/3, 3.83 ERA shows for Texas in 2021. He has appeared in parts of six MLB seasons overall, finishing four year running in Japan.
Patton has repeatedly failed to claim a full waiver during his career. That gives him the right to vote the minor league’s free agency instead of reporting back to Las Vegas if he wants to look for other opportunities.