#Cubs acquire RHP Patton
The Cubs continued to add arms, acquiring pitcher Spencer Patton from the Rangers for 19-year-old Minor League infielder Frandy DelaRosa.
Patton is the third reliever the Cubs have added this week. They also claimed lefty Jack Leathersich off waivers from the Mets and signed right-handed pitcher Andury Acevedo to a contract. Acevedo, 25, had spent the last four seasons pitching in the Yankees organization.
With the moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster is now at 33.
An Illinois native, Patton, 27, was a 24th round pick of the Royals in 2011, and has appeared in 36 games with the Rangers (nine in 2014; 27 in 2015), all in relief. He appeared in 26 games for Triple-A Round Rock, and picked up 11 saves, fanning 36 over 27 innings. Texas acquired him in July 2014 from Kansas City for Jason Frasor.
Delarosa, 19, batted .273 (70-for-256) with 20 doubles, two triples, no home runs and 30 RBI in 62 games for short-season Class A Eugene last season.