Patton was drafted in the ninth round by the Houston Astros in 2004. In 2007, Patton played in Minor League Baseball for the Corpus Christi Hooks and Round Rock Express. He made his MLB debut with the Houston Astros on August 25, 2007.
Before the 2008 season began, it was discovered that Patton had torn the labrum in his throwing shoulder. Following the surgery, he missed the entire 2008 season.
- ↑ Orioles trade Miguel Tejada to Astros, receive five players in return. MLB.com (2007-12-12). Retrieved on 2009-11-21.