Tag:Eric Patterson
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:45 pm
Edited on: December 17, 2010 1:23 pm

Hudson headed to San Diego

Orlando Hudson Orlando Hudson said on MLB Network Radio that he will "end up going to San Diego."

"Great place, great atmosphere, unbelievable ballpark," Hudson said.

All this is from the MLB Network Radio twitter feed .

Hudson said five teams had been calling him, with two-year and three-year deals.

Still, he said he expects the deal with the Padres to be announced later on Friday.

The Padres will be Hudson's fifth team overall, and fourth in the last four seasons. Hudson hit .268/.338/.372 with six home runs, 37 RBI and 10 stolen bases for the Twins last season. He turned 33 this week and was expendable with the Twins' impending signing of Tsuyoshi Nishioka.

How does Hudson fit in with the Padres? Well, a quick look at their official site tells you about all you need to know -- the team's depth chart has Everth Cabrera as the starter at both second base and shortstop (even though everyone assumes Jason Bartlett is coming to San Diego, that's still not done, so there's no telling what's going to happen with that). There's no backup listed at shortstop, and at second, it's recently-acquired Eric Patterson. Patterson was acquired Thursday as the player to be named to complete the Adrian Gonzalez deal, so there's a story about him on the front page. The picture accompanying the story is of Patterson dropping a ball. Not quite something that gets the fanbase too excited about buying tickets.

UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com tweets Hudson's deal is for two years, worth $11.5 million.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: December 16, 2010 4:18 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2010 5:25 pm

Red Sox ship Patterson to Padres

Patterson The Red Sox shipped Eric Patterson to the Padres to complete the Adrian Gonzalez trade.

Patterson was the vague player to be named later and figures to compete for the starting second-base job out west. If he loses out, he'll be a reserve utilityman and could provide San Diego with steals.

Patterson hit .214/.272/.406 with 11 stolen bases, six homers, five triples and eight doubles over 204 plate appearances between the Athletics and Red Sox. The year before, Patterson hit .287/.373/.394 in 110 PA for the A's.

There was a school of thought that Daniel Turpen was on the list of PBTNLs, and that is why the Yankees selected him in the Rule 5 draft.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: August 2, 2010 1:38 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2010 4:06 pm

Elllsbury could be back as soon as Tuesday

Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is scheduled to have his ribs examined today in Boston and could be activated as soon as Tuesday he tells Pawtucket Red Sox radio play-by-play man Dan Hoard .

"I'm getting anxious," Ellsbury told Hoard. "It's fun when you're getting close, and I don't think I'm too far away."

In two games in Triple-A, Ellsbury is 4 for 9 with two runs. He hasn't played for the Red Sox since May 24. Ellsubury suffered four fractured ribs in a collision with Andre Beltre on April 11. Ellsbury said he's heard whispers that he's soft.

"Anybody that knows me -- my teammates, my coaches -- they know how hard that I play," Ellsbury said. "In the past I haven't missed many games and I play all-out. The naysayers don't really bother me at all -- the just motivate me more. Deep down, if you're comfortable with yourself, that is all that really matters."

Jacoby says he's not pain-free, but he's at a point where he can still play. That's good for the Red Sox, who had Eric Patterson starting in center field Sunday with rookie Ryan Kalish in left and a hobbled J.D. Drew in left.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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