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John Patterson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 1/30/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (5) / WAS
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Free agent John Patterson said Wednesday that he is retiring from baseball because of persistent pain in right forearm.
Patterson is just 30, but he's spent the last three years battling soreness and two surgeries haven't done the trick. "I started throwing about a month ago and it hasn't been going well," Patterson said. "I have my good days and I have my bad days. So I decided to not play any more. I'm going to retire." If the pain goes away, he could always come back. If not, he finishes what was a promising career 18-25 with a 4.32 ERA. In 2005, his one full season as a major league starter, he had a 3.13 ERA and 185 strikeouts in 198 1/3 innings for the Nats. Wed, Jan 7, 2009 01:23:00 PM

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2Martin Perez
3Andrew Cashner
4A.J. Griffin
5Tyson Ross
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3Keone Kela
4Matt Bush
5Jason Grilli
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7Jake Diekman
8Ricardo Rodriguez
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