The Rockies have designated outfielder/first baseman Jordan Patterson for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot was needed to make way for the club’s addition of several players who would have been eligible for the Rule 5 draft.
Patterson, 26, made it up to the majors for a brief debut in 2016, but evidently wasn’t in the club’s long-term plans. He had spent the past three seasons at the Triple-A level, where has steadily turned in good numbers. The former fourth-round pick carries a cumulative .282/.363/.516 slash in 1,517 plate appearances at the Rockies’ top affiliate.