Troy Patton opts for free agency

Left handed relief pitcher Troy Patton has elected free agency.

The 29-year-old Patton pitched 7 1/3 innings for the San Diego Padres after being acquired from the Baltimore Orioles mid-season. Despite pitching well in his limited work, the Padres opted to designated him for assignment.

Now Patton is free to sign with whomever he chooses. He will look to occupy a left handed role in someone’s bullpen in 2015.

In parts of six big league seasons Patton owns a 3.25 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.

Other notables who elected for free agency on Saturday were outfielder Justin Maxwell, pitcher Wilton Lopez and first baseman Daric Barton.

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