Rangers recall RHP Patton, option Mendez to Triple-A

Rangers recall RHP Patton, option Mendez to Triple-A

Published May. 4, 2015 7:37 p.m. ET

The Texas Rangers announced Monday afternoon that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton from Triple-A Round Rock. 

In a corresponding move, the Rangers have optioned right-hander Roman Mendez to Round Rock. 

Patton, who will be active in Houston as the Rangers take on the Astros in the first of a three-game series, is seeking his first action of the season after making his major league debut in 2014. He went 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA over nine relief outings for the Rangers last season holding opponents to a .182 batting average with two walks and eight strikeouts. 

Mendez made the Rangers Opening Day roster for the first time in his career and went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 12 relief outings for Texas. 


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