Spencer Patton was born February 20, 1988, in Urbana, Illinois. He is a Major League Baseball pitcher. Patton was traded from the Royals to the Texas Rangers for Jason Frasor on July 16, 2014. On September 4, 2014, Patton was selected to the 40-man roster and promoted to the major leagues for the first time. He made his major league debut that day, recording two scoreless innings against the Seattle Mariners. Patton gave up 1 earned run in 9.1 innings pitched in 2014, marking a 0.94 ERA on the season. Patton made 27 appearances for the Rangers in 2015.