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David Patton | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs released RHP David Patton.
Patton, 26, posted a rough 5.03 ERA and 35/42 K/BB ratio in 2010 at Single-A Daytona. He should get a shot with another organization eventually. Wed, Dec 15, 2010 05:18:00 PM

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Cubs designated RHP David Patton for assignment.

The Cubs wasted a 25-man roster spot on Patton for most of last season after taking him in the Rule 5 draft, but it never seemed that they were high on him for even a moment. Hurt in spring training this year, he was assigned to the FSL when healthy and compiled a 5.23 ERA in 10 1/3 innings out of the pen for Daytona. Odds are that he'll clear waivers.
Fri, May 21, 2010 04:48:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP David Patton to Double-A Tennessee.

Patton, who Chicago acquired in December of 2008 in the Rule 5 Draft, had a 6.83 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 23/19 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings (20 relief appearances) with the Cubs last season. He never pitched above Single-A before last season, so some extra seasoning in the minors could serve him well.
Sun, Mar 14, 2010 09:18:00 PM

Cubs activated RHP David Patton from the 15-day disabled list.

Patton, on the D.L. since early July due to a strained groin, has a 5.63 ERA in 24 innings this season and should not be a consideration in NL-only leagues.
Wed, Sep 2, 2009 03:04:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP David Patton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 5, with a right groin strain.

Fortunately Angel Guzman returned from the DL Monday, so the Cubs are actually upgrading with Patton's injury.
Mon, Jul 6, 2009 06:40:00 PM

Rule 5 pick David Patton struck out three in 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Angels on Tuesday.

With a 0.73 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings this spring, Patton appears to be on the verge of getting the bullpen spot that was supposed to belong to Chad Gaudin. The Rockies surely have no chance of getting him back. Even if the Cubs decide against keeping him, it seems practically certain that the Padres would step in with a waiver claim.
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 07:35:00 PM

David Patton, the seventh selection in the Rule 5 draft, has been dealt from the Reds to the Cubs.

Patton, who was taken out of the Rockies system, had a 3.54 ERA and an 87/28 K/BB ratio in 73 2/3 innings for Single-A Modesto last season. He'll compete for a spot in middle relief.
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 03:14:00 PM

Reds selected RHP David Patton from the Rockies with the seventh pick in the Rule 5 draft.

Patton, 24, had a 3.54 ERA and an 87/28 K/BB ratio in 73 2/3 innings for Single-A Modesto last season. His stuff isn't quite as good as his strikeout rate suggests, and he's probably middle-relief material at best. The Reds aren't likely to have as much luck with him as they have Jared Burton.
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 01:08:00 PM