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Top Pedro Payano News

  • Reds' Pedro Payano: Inks deal with Reds

    Payano signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Feb. 1.

    Cincinnati has since assigned Payano to Double-A Chattanooga, where he'll likely open the 2022 campaign. The 27-year-old right-hander previously made six appearances (four starts) for the Rangers during the 2020 season, but he spent all of 2021 in the minors while he was a member of Detroit's organization. Between stops at Triple-A Toledo and Double-A Erie, Payano submitted a 4.65 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 124 innings.

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  • Tigers' Pedro Payano: Latches on with Tigers

    Payano signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers on Friday.

    The 26-yeat-old spent a chunk of 2020 at the Mets' alternate training site but was released in early September without making a big-league appearance. Payano made his major-league debut with the Rangers in 2019 and had a 5.73 ERA, 1.86 WHIP and 17:15 K:BB across 22 innings.

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  • Pedro Payano: Cut loose by Mets

    Payano was released by the Mets on Saturday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

    Payano didn't spend any time on the Mets' big-league roster this season after signing a minor-league deal over the winter. His only major-league experience thus far came last season for the Rangers, when he posted a 5.73 ERA and a 17:15 K:BB over 22 innings.

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  • Mets' Pedro Payano: Joins 60-player pool

    Payano was added to the Mets' 60-player pool Tuesday, Tim Healey of Newsday

    The 25-year-old signed with the Mets on a minor-league deal in December and will now get a chance to showcase himself during the shortened season, at least at the alternate site if not in the majors. Payano made his big-league debut with the Rangers last season and had a 5.73 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in six outings (four starts).

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  • Mets' Pedro Payano: Signs minor-league contract

    Payano signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Thursday, Andersen Pickard of MLB Daily Dish reports.

    Payano made his major-league debut for the majors in 2019, where he posted a 5.73 ERA with a 1.86 WHIP over six appearances (four starts). The report doesn't explicitly say so, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the right-hander report to big-league camp for spring training given his past experience.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Payano cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.

    Payano posted a 5.73 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 22 innings for the Rangers this season. He'll likely be stuck waiting until next year for his next big-league opportunity.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Designated for assignment

    The Rangers designated Payano for assignment Sunday.

    Payano joined the Texas rotation shortly after the All-Star break and was serviceable in his first three turns, giving up seven runs (six earned) in 14.2 innings while striking out 13. Things fell part in his subsequent two turns, as he failed to get through four innings in either start and yielded 10 earned runs. With Payano's numbers at Triple-A Nashville this season (5.44 ERA, 1.70 WHIP in 41.1 innings), the Rangers determined the 24-year-old was no longer worthy of a spot on the 40-man roster. Reliever Edinson Volquez (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Headed to minors

    Payano (1-2) was given the loss after surrendering eight runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out three over 3.1 innings Thursday against the Twins. He was optioned to Triple-A Nashville following the game, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

    Payano was tasked with making a spot start Thursday, though he didn't fare well. The 24-year-old gave up five runs in the second inning, one in the third and two in the fourth prior to departing. The Twins have yet to make a corresponding move following Payano's demotion.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: On tap to start Thursday

    Payano will make his next start Thursday against the Twins, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

    Payano has struggled while part of the Rangers' rotation, pitching to a 4.97 ERA and 2.132 WHIP over three starts. In his previous start Saturday, he lasted just three innings with nine of the 17 batters he faced reaching base. He'll get at least two more outings as a starter -- Thursday's start and as part of a doubleheader Aug. 20 against the Angels. The Rangers are expected to bring up left-hander Joe Palumbo following his next start at Triple-A Nashville.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Command troubles continue

    Payano allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks over 4.1 innings Sunday, striking out two batters in a no-decision during the win over Detroit.

    Payano cruised through three scoreless innings to start the game before yielding a run in the fourth. He then coughed up a two-run double to Niko Goodrum in the fifth and walked the following batter, putting an end to his afternoon. The rookie right-hander owns a 3.45 ERA alongside a pedestrian 13:9 K:BB in 15.2 innings at the MLB level. Payano will face a tough test in Milwaukee on Saturday.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Walks four in shaky start

    Payano yielded three runs on six hits and four walks over 5.1 innings Sunday, striking out four batters during his no-decision in the loss to Oakland.

    Payano had allowed just one run -- a solo shot by Marcus Semien in the third inning -- through five innings Sunday. He then put two runners on to start the sixth and was charged with another two runs after Jesse Chavez allowed a two-run double. The rookie right-hander now owns a 3.18 ERA over his first 11.1 innings of big-league work. Assuming he stays in the rotation for another turn, he should face Detroit at home next Sunday.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Starting again Sunday

    Payano will start Sunday's game against Oakland, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

    Payano picked up his first big-league win Tuesday, and he'll get at least one more chance to take the mound while Joe Palumbo deals with right ankle tendinitis. Payano has appeared in two games this season for the Rangers, surrendering just one run while fanning seven over six innings.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Picks up first major-league win

    Payano (1-0) earned the win against Seattle on Tuesday, tossing five innings and allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven.

    Payano served as the primary pitcher following Brett Martin and allowed only a single run in five innings to help Texas snap an eight-game losing streak. He struggled with his control at Triple-A Nashville this season, issuing 18 walks in 29 innings, but limited Seattle to a single free pass while tossing 54 of 78 pitches for strikes. Despite posting a mediocre 4.40 ERA and 1.28 WHIP across two minor-league stops this season, manager Chris Woodward suggested after the game that Tuesday's performance -- the first major-league win of his career -- may have earned Payano a longer-than-anticipated stay with the big club.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Called up as primary pitcher

    Payano was called up to be the primary pitcher following opener Brett Martin against the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Pedro has made one career big-league appearance, tossing a single scoreless inning in early July. He owns a mediocre 4.34 ERA in 29 innings for Triple-A Nashville. Ronald Guzman was optioned in a corresponding move.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Tabbed for bulk-relief duty

    The Rangers intend to use Payano as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Payano will be officially recalled from Triple-A Nashville a few hours before the game's 10:10 p.m. EDT start time, with the Rangers also expected to name an opening pitcher at that time. No matter who gets the call as the opener, Payano is slated to cover the bulk of the innings for the Rangers and is thus the most likely pitcher to factor into any decision. The 24-year-old righty has posted a 4.40 ERA and 85:36 K:BB across 71.2 innings between Nashville and Double-A Frisco this season.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Will pitch Tuesday

    Payano will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to either start or work as the bulk reliever Tuesday against the Mariners, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

    According to manager Chris Woodward, Payano will likely serve as the primary pitcher, though the club hasn't announced who will open the contest. The right-hander has tossed just one inning this year in the big leagues, and he figures to be asked to eat up at least a few frames in the second game of the series.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Could pitch Tuesday

    Rangers manager Chris Woodward mentioned Payano as an option to start Tuesday, Alyson Footer of reports.

    The Rangers' rotation plans changed when it was announced that Joe Palumbo came down with tendinitis in his right ankle. Palumbo had been scheduled to start Monday with Adrian Sampson going Tuesday, but the injury pushes Sampson up a day and makes Tuesday to be determined. Payano was up with the Rangers just before the All-Star break and pitched an inning of relief before heading back to Triple-A Nashville. The Rangers may deploy an opener Tuesday and use Payano for the second inning and beyond. The right-hander has a 4.40 ERA over 16 appearances at Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Nashville.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Sent back to Nashville

    Payano was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Sunday.

    Payano's first stint in the big leagues lasted all of one day, with the right-hander delivering a scoreless inning in relief in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Twins. The 24-year-old was deemed an expendable piece with the Rangers needing a spot on the 25-man roster for Sunday's primary pitcher, Joe Palumbo, who was called up from Triple-A in a corresponding move.

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  • Rangers' Pedro Payano: Called up to Rangers

    Payano was called up from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday.

    Payano was added to the 40-man roster and called up to the major leagues for the first time in is career. The 24-year-old has managed a 3.91 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 15 appearances (14 starts) with the team's Double-A and Triple-A affiliates this season, striking out 81 and walking 32 across 69 innings. With Jesse Chavez and Mike Minor slotted in to start the Rangers' final two games prior to the All-Star break, Payano will likely serve as bullpen depth.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 170 lbs
Birthplace: New York, NY
Age: 28
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R