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White Sox's Mark Payton: Joins ChiSox on minors deal
Payton signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Nov. 15.
It's not clear whether Payton was given an invitation to big-league spring training. Payton got a cup of coffee with the White Sox in 2022 before playing for the Seibu Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization in 2023. The soon-to-be 32-year-old outfielders has gone 10-for-61 (.164 average) over parts of three big-league seasons.... See More ... See Less
Mark Payton: Heads to Japan
Payton signed a contract Sunday with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.
After electing free agency shortly after the 2022 season, Payton re-signed with the White Sox on a minor-league deal, but he'll presumably be freed from that commitment to head to Asia on what's likely a more lucrative contract with the Lions. The 31-year-old outfielder spent most of the 2022 campaign at Triple-A Charlotte before appearing in eight games for the White Sox during the final month of the season and batting .143 over 25 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Mark Payton: Scores twice, drives in one
Payton went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Twins.
Payton drew only his second start since being recalled Sept. 24, and took advantage by collecting his first hits of the season. He has only 53 career plate appearances in the majors and has a 49 wRC+ in that span. Even if he sees an uptick in playing time across the final few games of the season, he isn't likely to make a major impact.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Mark Payton: Recalled, starting Saturday
Payton was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte and is starting Saturday against the Tigers.
Payton had a brief stint with the major-league club in early September and drew a walk and scored a run during his lone game. He'll rejoin the White Sox since Luis Robert (wrist) is out for the season. Payton is starting in left field and batting eighth Saturday against Detroit.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Mark Payton: Sent back to minors
The White Sox optioned Payton to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.
Payton's stay with the big club lasted just three days, with the 30-year-old logging a walk in his lone plate appearance over the weekend. With Luis Robert returning Sunday following a stint on the paternity list, the White Sox didn't have a need for Payton as a depth outfielder.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Mark Payton: Selected from Triple-A
Payton's contract was selected Friday by the White Sox.
Payton signed a minor-league deal with Chicago this offseason and has spent the entirety of 2022 with Triple-A Charlotte, where he's slashed .289/.365/.522 with 77 RBI. The 30-year-old outfielder has just 44 major-league plate appearances over his career with a .450 OPS.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Mark Payton: Joins White Sox on MiLB deal
Payton signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday that includes an invitation to major-league camp.
Payton was non-tendered by the Mets just before the start of the lockout but has now latched on with a new team. The 30-year-old played in 24 games with Cincinnati last season and went 4-for-22 with two walks and two runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Mark Payton: Hits free agency
Payton was non-tendered by the Mets on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Payton was acquired by the Mets from Cincinnati in late July, and he remained at the Triple-A level the rest of the season. He hit well during his time in the minors with the Mets and had an .862 OPS in 40 games, but he struggled in the big leagues prior to the trade, going 4-for-22 with seven strikeouts.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Mark Payton: Acquired by Mets
Payton was traded from the Reds to the Mets on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations.
Payton was designated for assignment by Cincinnati on Monday, but he'll find another spot on a 40-man roster going forward. The 29-year-old hit .182 with two runs in 22 at-bats in the majors this year, and he'll likely report to Triple-A Syracuse to begin his time with his new organization.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Dismissed from 40-man roster
The Reds designated Payton for assignment Monday.
Payton will cede his spot on the 40-man roster to reliever Edgar Garcia, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move. The 29-year-old posted a solid-but-unspectacular .281/.331/.446 slash line at Louisville this season and was behind all of Nick Castellanos, Jesse Winker, Nick Senzel, Tyler Naquin, Shogo Akiyama and Aristides Aquino in the Reds' outfield pecking order, so the organization's decision to drop him from the roster isn't overly surprising.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Heads back to minors
The Reds optioned Payton to Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.
Though he had been with the big club since May 18, Payton picked up only 15 at-bats over the past three weeks while serving as the team's No. 6 outfielder behind Jesse Winker, Nick Castellanos, Tyler Naquin, Shogo Akiyama and Scott Heineman. Payton will lose his spot on the active roster after the Reds reinstated Aristides Aquino (wrist) from the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Brought back from minors
The Reds recalled Payton from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.
Cincinnati sent relief pitcher Cionel Perez to Triple-A to make room for Payton, who will provide the club with another healthy lefty bat off the bench while Mike Moustakas (heel) battles an injury. Over 18 career games at the big-league level, Payton is 4-for-25 with a double and a stolen base.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Sent to alternate training site
Payton was optioned to the alternate training site Sunday.
The 29-year-old was recalled by the Reds on Friday with Jonathan India (undisclosed) landing on the injured list, but it was a brief stay in the majors with India rejoining the club Sunday. Payton is 1-for-7 with one walk and one run in 10 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Recalled by Reds
Payton was Mark Sheldon of MLB.com on Friday.
Payton will replace Jonathan India on the roster, who landed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons in a corresponding move. Payton has done very little with his limited major-league opportunities thus far, going 4-for-24 at the plate.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Sent to alternate site
Payton was optioned to the alternate training site Tuesday.
Payton has been with the big-league club the past 10 days, a stretch in which he went 1-for-6 with a walk and a run in eight appearances. Mike Moustakas (illness) was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Recalled by Reds
Payton was recalled by the Reds on Saturday.
Payton joins the active roster for the first time this season. He made his major-league debut as a 28-year-old last season, going 3-for-18 in limited action. Alex Blandino landed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Sent down by Reds
Payton was optioned to the Reds' alternate training site Thursday.
Payton was competing for a bench spot ahead of the regular season, but he won't break camp with the team even though Shogo Akiyama (hamstring) is opening the campaign on the 10-day injured list. Aristides Aquino and Tyler Naquin will serve as the primary depth options in the outfield to begin the year.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Possible roster spot
Payton could win a bench spot on the Reds' Opening Day roster, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Shogo Akiyama will begin the season on the IL, so the Reds would like to have another left-handed hitting outfielder, preferably one capable of playing center field. Tyler Naquin could also fill that role, and it's possible both could make the team.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mark Payton: Optioned to alternate training site
Payton was optioned to the Reds' alternate training site Tuesday.
Payton appeared in eight of 12 games during his time on the 28-man roster and hit .167 with a double and five strikeouts. He'll return to alternate camp to make room for newly acquired Brian Goodwin on the major-league roster.... See More ... See Less
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