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Eric Patterson signed by White Sox

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The news comes courtesy of Chicago Tribune White Sox writer Colleen Kane:

Patterson batted .275 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 62 games for the Revolution last season, earning him a spot on the Freedom Division All-Star team.  Immediately following the Atlantic League All-Star Game in Southern Maryland, Patterson was picked up by the Brewers on July 12.  Though playing everyday for York, he was in a super-utility role for the Revs, frequently playing either corner outfield position in addition to second and short.  Considering his versatility and past Major League experience, it should come as no surprise he found work quickly after he and the Brewers parted ways.

Out of spring training, Patterson could be ticketed for Triple-A Charlotte, who is opening a brand new uptown ballpark next to Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, after years of playing in a suburb, Fort Mill, SC.  That’s right; the team was not only not playing in the city they claimed to be from, they weren’t even in the same state.  (Fort Mill is actually located in York County, South Carolina!)

A product of Georgia Tech, Patterson played in 226 MLB games between 2007 and and 2011 with the Cubs, A’s, Red Sox and Padres.  He’s the younger brother of outfielder and 12-year MLB veteran Corey Patterson.

-Paul Braverman


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