Yokohama DeNA Baystars reached an agreement with pitcher Spencer Patton

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.

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5 thoughts on “Yokohama DeNA Baystars reached an agreement with pitcher Spencer Patton

  1. There seems to be a crap ton of lower tier MLBers signing in Japan and Korea this year. Or maybe Ren’s reporting is more in-depth than the previous stuff from the stateside media.
    Anyway, good job, Ren. Keep up the good work.

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  2. The Bay Stars play in Yokahama Stadium about thirty miles southwest of Tokyo. Here’s their logo:

    And here’s a view of their spacious stadium:

    The Bay Stars are one of NPB’s proverbial also-rans, with their second place finish in 1979 (when they were known as the Toyo Whales) being their closest to a postseason berth. They became the Bay Stars in 1992.

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