The South Central High School graduate who made his major league debut last fall has returned to the majors.
The Texas Rangers on Monday called up Spencer Patton from its Class AAA affiliate, Round Rock, as it sent down Roman Mendez.
Patton, a right-hand reliever, has had a strong season at Round Rock, having an ERA of just .096 after giving up just one earned run in eight appearances.
In those eight appearances, Patton has struck out 14 batters while walking four and giving up eight hits. Opponents’ batting average against him was .216.