The Athletics have despatched right-hander Spencer Patton outright to Triple-A Las Vegas, in response to the transactions log at MLB.com. Oakland designated him for project on Wednesday.
Patton has pitched 12 instances for the A’s over two stints. He’s logged 12 1/3 innings, principally in low-leverage reduction, permitting seven runs. Patton has punched out seven whereas strolling six and given up a trio of dwelling runs. The 35-year-old has spent extra time in Las Vegas, working to a 4.68 ERA throughout 42 1/3 frames within the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Patton has fanned an honest 24.3% of opponents in Triple-A towards a ten.1% stroll price.
A former Twenty fourth-round decide, Patton has appeared on the main league stage in elements of six seasons. Pitching for the Rangers, Cubs and A’s, he owns a 5.11 ERA over 116 1/3 innings. He has labored to a 3.36 ERA by way of elements of six Triple-A campaigns and allowed 3.68 earned runs per 9 in 4 years at Japan’s highest stage.
As was the case when the A’s outrighted Patton in Could, he’ll have the power to elect free company in lieu of the minor league project.