The Dodgers sent pitcher Red Patterson outright to Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday. The pitcher cleared waivers after being designated for assignment.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said reliever Paul Maholm is an option to start Saturday's game against the Padres in place of Josh Beckett, who went on the disabled list Tuesday with a hip injury. Mattingly also mentioned minor-league pitcher Red Patterson as an option.
Dodgers pitcher Red Patterson has been sent down to Triple-A Friday. Patterson received a no decision during his major-league debut Thursday. He was sent down to make room for Jose Dominguez.
Dodgers pitcher Red Patterson picked up a no-decision in his major-league debut in Game 2 of a day-night doubleheader against the Twins in Minnesota on Thursday.Patterson surrendered one run on two hits and three walks while striking out one over 4 2/3 innings pitched. He tossed 87 pitches, 50 for strikes. Patterson is expected to head back to the minors after the game.
What was expected is now official: Red Patterson will start Game 2 of the doubleheader for the Dodgers on Thursday against Minnesota. The 26-year-old Patterson, who will be making his major league debut, is averaging just under a strikeout per inning during his five-year minor league career. But he has struggled in 2014. He has yielded 25 hits in 21 2/3 innings at Triple-A Albuquerque with just 14 strikeouts.