Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher, Spencer Patton, 28, will be playing his next season in NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) with the Yokohama DeNA Baystars, of the Central league… an announcement was made just today. Via link, an official announcement showing Patton’s contract details will soon be known shortly when he arrives in Japan… he will most likely share closing duties with current team closer Yasuaki Yamasaki, according to the report.
Spencer Patton played for 3 seasons there at the Major league level (with the Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs respectively). He currently owns a record of 3-2 with an earned run average of 6.26 in 52 games played (54.2 innings pitched) in his big league career, as a reliever. He finished his 2016 regular season campaign with the Cubs posting a record of 1-1 with an earned run average of 5.48 in 16 games played (21.1 innings pitched). He did not appear in any games with the Cubs this postseason, but still won his first World Series ring because he was on the 40-man roster.