Eric Patterson signs minor-league contract with White Sox

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The White Sox have agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with infielder-outfielder Eric Patterson.

Patterson spent the 2013 season with York in the independent Atlantic League and Class AA Huntsville in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

Patterson, the brother of former Cub Corey Patterson, made his major league debut with the Cubs in 2007.

Patterson, who bats left, is a career .217 hitter. He has played for the Cubs, A’s, Red Sox and Padres over his five-year major league career, most recently for the Padres in 2011.

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