The Cubs made another deal to acquire a reliever Friday. The Cubs traded minor league infielder Frandy Delarosa to the Texas Rangers for right-handed reliever Spencer Patton.
Spencer Patton turns 28 years old in February and is 6-foot-1, 200 pounds. Patton has appeared in 36 games, all in relief, over the past two seasons for the Rangers. Patton was 1-1 in 27 games this past season with a 9.00 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with a 5.51 FIP. Patton allowed 24 runs on 24 hits with 12 walks and 28 strikeouts. In 24 innings, Patton served up five home runs.
For his big league career, Patton is 2-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Patton has given up 25 runs on 30 hits with 14 walks and 36 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings.
Patton’s minor league numbers are a lot better. Last season with Triple-A Round Rock, Patton was 2-0 in 26 games with a 1.67 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. Patton allowed 21 hits with nine walks and 36 strikeouts in 27 innings.
Over five minor league seasons, Patton is 15-14 with a 3.49 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Patton has allowed 119 runs, 104 earned, on 230 hits with 96 walks and 364 strikeouts in 268 1/3 innings for 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Patton was named to the 2014 Pacific Coast League All-Star team.
Patton is a native of Urbana, Ill. and was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 24th round of the 2011 Draft out of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He was acquired by Texas for righthander Jason Frasor on July 16, 2014.
Spencer Patton has two minor league options left. Patton was added to the Rangers’ 40-man roster on Sept. 4, 2014.
The Cubs have added three relievers to the 40-man roster in two days (Spencer Patton, Andury Acevedo, Jack Leathersich)
Frandy Delarosa signed with the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in 2012. Delarosa played last season for Short-Season Class-A Eugene Emeralds.
Delarosa turns 20 in January and batted .273/.315/.367 in 62 games for the Emeralds this past season with 20 doubles and two triples for a .682 OPS.