White Sox sign Eric Patterson to minor-league deal

White Sox sign Eric Patterson to minor-league deal
January 9, 2014, 3:45 pm
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The White Sox announced they signed Eric Patterson to a minor-league deal on Thursday.

The infielder/outfielder played for York in the independent Atlantic League and at Double-A Huntsville (Milwaukee) in 2013. He had a .256/.328/.447 line in 405 plate appearances.

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Other minor leaguers signed by the White Sox this offseason per Baseball America: right-handed pitchers Omar Poveda, Zach Putnam, Jairo Asencio, Parker Frazier and Jake Floethe; left-handed pitcher David Purcey; third baseman Alex Liddi; shortstop Jaime Pedroza and outfielder Hunter Jones.

A White Sox official said the team’s invite list for spring training hadn’t been finalized and would be announced in a few weeks.

Patterson, who turns 31 in April, has appeared in 226 major league games and has played for the Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Oakland A’s and San Diego Padres. He’s the brother of Corey Patterson, who played for the Cubs from 2000-05.