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Eric Patterson Biography
Eric Patterson (Full name- Eric Scott Patterson) is an American former professional baseball left fielder and second baseman who was born on April 8, 1983, Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. He made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs on August 6, 2007. After his retirement, he is the head coach of the Gwinnett Tides in the Sunbelt Baseball League.
Eric Patterson Family
Patterson was born to an athletic family. His older brother, Corey, also drafted by the Cubs, is also an outfielder in MLB. Patterson’s father, Don, was a defensive back for two years in the National Football League (NFL).
Eric Patterson Age
Patterson is a retired American professional baseball left fielder and second baseman. He was born on April 8, 1983, Tallahassee, Florida, and is 36 years old as of 2019.
Eric Patterson Georgia Tech
Eric Patterson was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 23rd round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft out of Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, but did not sign. He instead went on to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Patterson was named an Atlantic Coast Conference All-Star three times while with the Yellow Jackets, (2002–2004) and an All-American twice (in 2002 on the Freshman 1st Team, and in 2004 on the 3rd team). He was named to the USA Baseball team twice, in 2002 and 2003.
Eric Patterson Chicago Cubs
Patterson was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 8th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.
Patterson played in the 2006 All-Star Futures Game in Pittsburgh, and was ranked the sixth-best prospect in the Cubs organization by Baseball America prior to the 2007 season. On August 7, he collected his first major league hit by singling against Woody Williams in a game against the Houston Astros. Patterson hit the first home run of his career on June 22, 2008.Patterson’s Photo
Eric Patterson Oakland Athletics
Patterson was traded along with pitcher Sean Gallagher, outfielder Matt Murton, and catcher Josh Donaldson on July 8, 2008, to the Oakland Athletics for pitchers Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin.
Patterson was designated for assignment to make way for Coco Crisp on the A’s roster on June 22, 2010.
Eric Patterson Boston Red Sox
Eric Patterson was traded to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Fabian Williamson on June 26, 2010, after Dustin Pedroia was placed on the disabled list having sustained a nondisplaced fracture of the navicular bone on his left foot. He played a career-high 90 games in 2010, split equally between Oakland and Boston.
Eric Patterson San Diego Padres
Patterson was traded to the San Diego Padres on December 16, to complete the deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox for Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, and Reymond Fuentes. On June 9, he was designated for assignment. Patterson was released by San Diego on December 15, 2011.
Eric Patterson Baseball
On January 4, 2012, Patterson signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers.
Patterson signed with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for the 2015 season and became a free agent after the 2015 season.