TROY PATTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Patton laments 'stupid mistake' that led to ban

Opening day will have a different meaning this year for Baltimore Orioles reliever Troy Patton. When the Orioles launch the 2014 season at Camden Yards on March 31 against the defending champion Boston Red Sox, Patton will start serving the 25-game suspension he received in December for testing positive for a banned amphetamine. Patton took Adderall, a drug commonly used to combat...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Troy Patton Suspended 25 Games

The Orioles have had a poor offseason, and last week they got a bit more bad news. One of their pitchers will miss twenty-five games to start the season due to amphetamine use. From the Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Troy Patton was suspended by Major League Baseball on Friday for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for a banned amphetamine...
Via Oriole Post
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Balfour saga makes for sad day in Birdland

Friday was an awful day for the Orioles. How bad was it? The news of Troy Patton’s suspension, which normally would have occupied Birdland, was pushed aside by Balfourgate. Until October, Balfour was a relatively anonymous relief pitcher. A late bloomer, a first-time 34-year-old closer, Balfour accumulated 62 saves in the last two years for Oakland. During the Athletics’ divisional...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles LHP Patton suspended 25 games for positive amphetamine test

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Troy Patton has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for a banned amphetamine. Under the drug agreement between MLB and its players' union, 25 games is the penalty for a second positive amphetamine test. A first positive results only in follow-up testing. Patton became the 15th player suspended this year...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Troy Patton suspended 25 games for positive test

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Troy Patton has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for a banned amphetamine. Under the drug agreement between MLB and its players' union, 25 games is the penalty for a second positive amphetamine test. A first positive results only in follow-up testing. Patton became the 15th player suspended this year...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB suspends Troy Patton for amphetamine use

getty images Troy Patton has been suspended 25 games for testing positive for amphetamine use. Patton, 28, has carved out a role for himself as a left handed relief option in the Baltimore Orioles bullpen compiling a 3.05 ERA and a 113/33 K/BB ratio in 142 innings of work over the last three seasons. If Patton does not appeal the penalty he will sit out the first month of the season...
Via Tireball.com
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles pitcher Troy Patton suspended for amphetamine use

MLB announced that Orioles left-hander Troy Patton has been suspended 25 games following a positive test for amphetamine use. Patton has done nice work out of Baltimore’s bullpen during the past three seasons, throwing a combined 142 innings with a 3.05 ERA and 113/33 K/BB ratio in a middle relief role.
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Additional reliever options

Glen Perkins is a highly valued reliever as the MLB trade deadline fast approaches. (Photo Credit: AP) As Major League Baseball continues its All-Star break, more trade rumors have surfaced of possible players on the move. In addition to the pitchers discussed a few days ago, two other relievers have been linked to the Baltimore Orioles, Jesse Crain of the Chicago White Sox and Glen...
Via isportsweb.com
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles place LHP Patton on 15-day DL

The Baltimore Orioles have placed left-hander Troy Patton on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Patton is part of an outstanding bullpen that has kept the Orioles in contention for a playoff berth. He's 1-0 with a 2.58 ERA in 50 games and has limited opposing batters to a .218 batting average. Patton says he rolled the ankle Sunday night in a parking garage...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

The Unsung Relief Duo

The emergent stars in the Orioles bullpen, the best in the American League, have been Jim Johnson, establishing himself as an elite closer in 2012 and Pedro Strop as the setup man with the electric fastball.However, they have not been the best duo in the Baltimore pen. That honor belongs to Darren O'Day and Troy Patton.Patton and O'Day do not operate in the glamorous 8th...
Via Dempsey's Army
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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