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Corey Patterson lands with the Brewers

Jan 30, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT

Corey Patterson AP

Even thought he wasn’t offered an invitation to spring training, Corey Patterson signed a minor league deal with the Brewers on Monday. Assistant GM Gord Ash said he’s being penciled in as the left fielder for Triple-A Nashville.

Patterson had one of his best seasons with the Orioles in 2010, hitting .269/.315/.406 in 308 at-bats, but he fell off to .239/.273/.359 in 368 at-bats with the Blue Jays and Cardinals last season. The 32-year-old has a career line of .252/.290/.400 with 118 homers and 218 steals in 4,171 at-bats over 12 seasons.

If Patterson can return to the majors with Milwaukee, it will be his second stint with the club. He was 1-for-14 with seven strikeouts in 11 games for the Brewers in 2009.

  1. ditka96 - Jan 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Championship!

  2. cur68 - Jan 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    He missed that ball, didn’t he? Even if he didn’t miss that particular one, he misplayed the next one for sure…then struck out in his next AB. *sigh*. . . so much playing time, so few actual moments of being worthy of his playing time never mind that WS ring.

    • 78mu - Jan 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

      I don’t know how many he dropped with Toronto but I can still see him dropping the ball in the 9th inning in Philadelphia to let the Phillies tie the game. The good thing was that Chambers rescued the team in extra innings and even TLR figured Chambers would be a better fit for the post season roster.

  3. jleo78 - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Gonna have alot of speed in the outfield. Its nice to know there is alot of depth when it comes to being down a run in the 9th and get that leadoff hit. Im predicting 8 comeback 9th inning wins this next year. And although Prince will be missed, i dont see too much difference in run production as long as braun shows he is innocent of ped’s.

    • baccards - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:47 PM

      Thanks for the post, I just cannot stop laughing…

  4. hodaghunter - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Could this be a sign that the Brewers have gotten the notification that Braun’s suspension is being upheld and we’re simply adding a player to cover that spot for 50 games?

  5. metalhead65 - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    amazing that because this guy is fast he keeps getting chances to play the game. did anyone not see he horrible he was while he was with the reds? for anyone else his season with the orioles would have neen average at best but for him it was a career year and he gets another shot because of it. just amazing.

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