April 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM
Mariners lineup Tuesday vs. Orioles; M’s sign Corey Patterson to minor-league deal
Jason Bay gets the start over Raul Ibanez, despite a right-hander on the mound for Baltimore.
A little bit of news today: The Mariners have signed veteran outfielder Corey Patterson to a minor-league deal and assigned him to extended spring training in Peoria. Just a little more insurance in the outfield. Patterson was in spring training with the Mariners in 2010 but didn’t make the ballclub. He ended up with the Orioles and one of his best seasons, hitting .269 and stealing 21 bases in 25 attempts. Patterson is 33 and last appeared in the majors with St. Louis in 2011.