Brewers Sign Corey Patterson

The Brewers signed outfielder Corey Patterson to a minor league contract, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweets. Patterson, a client of Jim Bronner and Bob Gilhooley, doesn't have an invitation to Major League Spring Training at the moment.

Patterson, 32, spent the 2011 season with the Blue Jays and Cardinals. He played all three outfield positions, posted a .239/.273/.359 line in 397 plate appearances, and stole 13 bases in 22 attempts. Patterson, who appeared in 11 games with the 2009 Brewers, has been an average defender since 2007, according to UZR.

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  2. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    Knee Jerk to losing Ryan Braun! 

    but really, depth signing, nothing more nothing less. Hell, maybe he’ll be used in another blockbuster trade like the one for Rasmus!

  3. rockfordone 3 years ago

    To think he was the third overall pick in the draft.


  5. Encarnacion's Parrot 3 years ago

    He’s a proven versatile benchwarmer on a World Series champion team. Shouldn’t he be good enough to get a major league contract then?


    • jhfdssdaf 3 years ago

      Sadly, the Cardinals left him off their post season roster, taking a minor leaguer instead.  He did not get to keep the bench warm during the World Series, but I hear he had a good view from his couch.

  6. AisoRed 3 years ago


  7. Joe Schroeder 3 years ago

    He’s pretty much useless at the big league level.

  8. Corey 3 years ago

    His unwillingness to lay off pitches and lay one down in key situations has led to his demise. The result is a player who is below average in the outfield as well as at the plate. Not to mention, he has speed but is too careless with it. (pickoffs & CS)
    I hope they start him!

  9. mmiller54 3 years ago

    This guy was the inspiration for the term: “replacement player” as a comparison in WAR. Lol

  10. FreshMintt 3 years ago

    He should recoup just about all of Prince’s lost production

  11. The mere fact that UZR has CP as an average defender shows how much room for improvement there is with advanced defensive metrics.

  12. mgsports 3 years ago

    But hasen’t been invited to Spring Training yet.

  13. bomberj11 3 years ago

    (Crosses fingers) THIS will be the year…

  14. Brewcrew00 3 years ago


  15. Both Corey Patterson and Jamey Wright have somehow played in the majors for over 10 years.  I was a terrible hitter, but I had a darn good glove and arm in CF AND I knew how to lay down a bunt.  Something tells me I picked the wrong damn career…

  16. Just remember this anytime someone starts talking about baseball’s new smarter GM’s. 

  17. All. In.

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