Troy Patton RP BAL 1 Month
Orioles manager Buck Showalter indicated Saturday that Troy Patton will likely see his innings limited during spring training.
Patton has been suspended for the first 25 games of the regular season after he tested positive for Adderall. While he'll be in spring camp with the team, Showalter said it will be hard to give valuable innings to a guy who won't be able to pitch in the big leagues until April.
Troy Patton RP BAL 2 Months
Orioles avoided arbitration with LHP Troy Patton by agreeing to a one-year contract.
The financials of the deal are not yet known. Patton has put up a 3.05 across 130 appearances over the last three seasons. He'll miss the first 25 games of this season after testing positive for amphetamines.
Troy Patton RP BAL 3 Months
Major League Baseball has suspended Troy Patton for 25 games for testing positive for amphetamines.
He'll serve the suspension at the beginning of next season. It's a blow to the Orioles' left-handed relief corps, as Patton boasts a 3.05 across 130 appearances over the last three seasons. The O's will still have Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland as southpaw options for the 'pen.
Troy Patton RP BAL 10 Months
Troy Patton holds a 4.05 ERA over 18 appearances.
The left-hander put up a 2.43 ERA over 54 appearances last season in his first full year in the majors. His encore isn't going as smoothly due to an increased rate of walks (more than double what it was last season) and decreased strikeouts (he's punching out 3.4 less batters per nine innings). Being increasingly hittable doesn't help either. After a 1.02 WHIP in 2012, Patton sits at 1.55 today.
Troy Patton RP BAL Jan 18 '13
Orioles avoided arbitration with LHP Troy Patton by agreeing to a one-year, $815,000 contract.
He can earn more through incentives. Patton was a first-time arbitration-eligible player as a Super 2 qualifier. The left-hander put up a 2.43 ERA over 54 appearances last season in his first full year. He'll set up again from the left side in 2013.
Troy Patton RP BAL Sep 17 '12
Troy Patton (ankle) threw a free and easy inning Sunday in an instructional league game.
Patton will make one or two more instructional league appearances before rejoining the Orioles bullpen later this week. He has been sidelined for the past month because of a sprained ankle.