Patterson, whose first four and a half years were in Independent Baseball (Gateway, Sauget, IL, Frontier League, and Lancaster, PA, Atlantic League), started the season with Seattle's top farm club in Tacoma, WA, where he had a 2.89 ERA (1-3, four saves) in 26 relief outings.
The big right-hander (6-7), now 33, got into his only four major league games with San Diego and the New York Yankees back in 2008. He has been in Triple-A since except for a brief refresher at Lancaster in 2010 and time at Jackson, TN last season.
FOLLOWING RECENT OUTINGS IN AFFILIATED LEAGUES
We checked up on several players who recently had their contracts purchased by major league organizations and are doing well, but could not fit them into yesterday's Independent Baseball Insidercolumn.
Lanky lefty Mike Tarsi, taken away from Bridgeport, CT (Atlantic League), has won his only decision and has a 2.16 ERA for Atlanta's Double-A farm (Mississippi). He has 11 strikeouts in 8.1 innings.
RHP Andrew Aizenstadt, who went from Wichita, KS of the American Association to the Philadelphia system, has a perfect ERA for his first 8.1 innings at Williamsport, PA and has allowed only three hits and no walks while fanning 10.
Infielder Terry Tiffee (Lancaster) is hitting .317 for Atlanta's top club at Gwinnett, GA, but only has 63 at-bats. He has homered twice with 10 RBI.
Somerset, NJ (Atlantic League) right-hander Mike Solbach hurled 7.2 scoreless innings at Modesto, CA before Colorado jumped him to Double-A Tulsa, OK, where his two appearances and innings have been scoreless.
Third baseman Chris Curley, signed by the White Sox from Florence, KY of the Frontier League earlier this season, has driven in 19 runs and homered eight times in only 104 times at bat for Kannapolis, NC. He is hitting .240 for the Class A team.
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