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Red Patterson to make MLB debut on Thursday

Apr 30, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

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ESPN’s Keith Law reports that the Dodgers are planning to call up 26-year-old right-hander Red Patterson from Triple-A Albuquerque to start the second half of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Twins — a makeup for Tuesday’s rainout at Target Field. It will be Patterson’s major league debut.

Patterson has posted a 3.40 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 432 strikeouts in 440 minor league innings since being selected by the Dodgers in the 29th round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft. He went to Sydney with the Dodgers in March and made an appearance in the club’s exhibition game against Team Australia.

Dan Haren will start the first game Thursday, with the other members of the Los Angeles rotation remaining on their regular pitching schedules. Patterson will likely be sent back to Albuquerque on Thursday night.

  1. kingkershaw - Apr 30, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    I don’t see why they didn’t go with Zach Lee. He’s gonna have a much bigger role with this team than Patterson and he’s major league ready so why don’t they get him started right now. Rick Honeycutt knows what he’s doing though.

    • lanflfan - May 1, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      I would like to see Lee as well, but Dodger management may not want to alter Lee’s normal pitching routine for a one time only start.

  2. Joe - May 1, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Red Patterson is a great baseball name.

    • hoopmatch - May 1, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      Perhaps the team from Cincinnati should trade for him.

  3. happytwinsfan - May 1, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Since the Twins are likewise calling up Kris Johnson, this will be a fun battle between two youngsters both making their major league debut.

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