Lefty reliever Joe Paterson , who has been well-traveled since losing his job with Arizona in 2014, has signed a minor league deal with the Reds, per MiLB.com. The 29-year-old Paterson has scuffled at all three Triple-A destinations this season. He has allowed 11 earned runs on 20 hits in 15 2/3 innings for a 6.32 ERA. Paterson peaked with the Diamondbacks in 2011, appearing in 62 games and compiling a 2.91 ERA as a lefty specialist out of the bullpen.
The Athletics signed pitcher Joe Paterson to a minor-league contract Monday, reports MLBDailyDish.com. Paterson was recently released by the Royals. In 2014, he produced a 33.75 ERA in 1 1/3 innings.
The Royals announced Wednesday they optioned pitcher Aaron Brooks, infielder Orlando Calixte, outfielder Lane Adams and outfielder Jorge Bonifacio to Triple-A Omaha. They also reassigned pitcher Buddy Baumann, pitcher Brian Broderick, pitcher Casey Coleman, pitcher Joe Paterson, infielder Hunter Dozier, infielder Matt Fields, infielder Raul Mondesi and outfielder Bubba Starling to minor-league camp.
The Royals announced Wednesday they signed free-agent infielder Ryan Roberts and pitcher Joe Paterson to minor-league contracts. Both players received invites to spring training as non-roster invitees.
The Diamondbacks have sent catcher Bobby Wilson and pitcher Joe Paterson outright to Triple-A Reno. Wilson hit .267/.324/.341 in 270 at-bats with Reno, while Paterson posted a 2.95 ERA and 33:19 K:BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings with Reno.
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