Rangers recall Patton; option Choice

One day after getting recalled, outfielder Michael Choice has been optioned back to Triple-A Round Rock.

The Rangers optioned Choice after recalling right-handed reliever Spencer Patton. The Rangers went with a six-man bullpen Wednesday and would have been extremely short-handed Thursday seeing as Anthony Bass threw four innings of relief in Wednesday’s 8-2 loss to the Athletics.

Choice went 0-for-1 with a strikeout and made a two-base error Wednesday in his only Major League game this season.

Patton has thrown three innings for the Rangers this season, allowing three earned runs. He has given up two home runs, but also has four strikeouts. Patton has a 0.78 ERA in 22 relief appearances for Round Rock this season.

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