Apr 30, 2013, 4:46 PM EST
Patterson never lived up to the hype he received as a prospect and former No. 3 overall pick, but he managed to stick around for more than a decade based mostly on his speed and range defensively. He’s a career .252 hitter with a ghastly .290 on-base percentage and .400 slugging percentage, but has logged 4,500 plate appearances while earning $15 million.
And now he’ll head to extended spring training and then Triple-A, waiting to see if the Mariners need any outfield reinforcements. He spent all of last season at Triple-A for the Brewers and didn’t play very well.
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