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Joe Paterson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Joe Paterson is in the hunt for an Opening Day bullpen job.
"He's got that funky side delivery. He's on the radar," Yost said. Paterson was signed to a minor league contract back in November after posting a 2.95 ERA and 33/19 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings last season for the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate. The 28-year-old left-hander owns a 6.25 ERA in 40 1/3 career innings at the major league level, so expectations should be tempered. Feb 26 - 1:18 PM

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Royals signed LHP Joe Paterson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Paterson, 28, pitched in three games with the Diamondbacks this season and compiled a 2.95 ERA and 33/19 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings in Triple-A. He'll provide some bullpen depth for Kansas City.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Diamondbacks sent LHP Joe Paterson outright to Triple-A Reno.

Paterson allowed five runs in 1 1/3 innings with the club after being promoted on September 12. The southpaw has a career 6.25 ERA and will simply serve as pitching depth for the D'backs.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled LHP Joe Paterson from Triple-A Reno.

Paterson has spent all season at Reno, posting a 2.95 ERA and 33/19 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 frames. He'll be used in middle relief.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 05:41:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Joe Paterson to Triple-A Reno.

The 27-year-old southpaw had been a longshot to earn a bullpen job out of spring training. He'll continue to function as organizational depth, and should see time with the Snakes at some point during the upcoming season.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 08:51:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Joe Paterson to Triple-A Reno.

The move clears a spot for Aaron Hill's return from the disabled list. Paterson made two appearances with the Diamondbacks and returns to a 2.36 ERA in the minors.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 09:20:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled LHP Joe Paterson from Triple-A Reno.

He'll serve as the second lefty in the pen while Matt Reynolds is out. Paterson held a 2.36 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning at Triple-A before his recall.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Joe Paterson to Triple-A Reno.

Paterson was competing for a left-handed specialist role in camp, but the Diamondbacks will stash him in the minors to start the season. Tony Sipp and Matt Reynolds are now locks for the Opening Day bullpen.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled LHP Joe Paterson from Triple-A Reno.

Paterson was a key piece of the big league bullpen in 2011 but was a mess in his short stint with them this year. He'll try to win a spot in the pen next spring.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 12:04:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Joe Paterson to Triple-A Reno.

Paterson has surrendered 15 hits and 11 runs in just 2 2/3 innings this season. The Snakes will hope for better out of left-hander Mike Zagurski, who was recalled from Triple-A Reno in a corresponding roster move.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 06:35:00 PM

John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR expects lefty reliever Joe Paterson to be demoted to Triple-A Reno.

He's hardly going out on a limb there, as Paterson has allowed 11 runs on 15 hits and three walks over just 2 2/3 innings this season, resulting in a stunningly bad 37.13 ERA. Gambadoro also expects left-hander Mike Zagurski to take his place on the roster.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 01:28:00 PM

After entering with a 9-0 lead in the ninth, Joe Paterson gave up five runs without retiring a batter Monday against the Phillies.

Shane Victorino and Carlos Ruiz hit back-to-back homers off him. Paterson did nice work as a lefty specialist for the Diamondbacks as a Rule 5 pick last year, but this is the fourth time in six appearances this season that he's been charged with at least one run. Overall, he's allowed a whopping 15 hits in 2 2/3 innings. A demotion to Triple-A is likely in the cards.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 12:45:00 AM

After Juan Gutierrez and David Hernandez failed to get the job done, Rule 5 pick Joe Paterson picked up his first major league save Friday against the Twins.

The Diamondbacks were up 8-4 at the start of the ninth, so J.J. Putz's unavailability tonight didn't seem like a big issue. However, Gutierrez gave up a homer and a single before being replaced with one out and Hernandez fell apart, giving up an RBI double and then walking three straight batters to make it 8-7. Paterson took over then, fanned Jason Kubel and then got Justin Morneau to ground out to end it. He's yet to give up a run in 10 innings for the Diamondbacks.
Sat, May 21, 2011 12:48:00 AM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic hears that left-hander Joe Paterson has made the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster.

Paterson, a Rule 5 pick, has posted a 5.40 ERA and 12/4 K/BB ratio over 10 innings this spring. If he makes the team, the final spot in the bullpen will likely come down to Esmerling Vasquez or Kam Mickolio.
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 12:34:00 PM

Diamondbacks selected LHP Joe Paterson from the Giants with the third pick in the Rule 5 Draft.

Paterson, 24, posted a 3.48 ERA and 49/24 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings with Triple-A Fresno this past season. Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers knows how to build a bullpen, so it looks like he'll try to him as a left-handed specialist.
Thu, Dec 9, 2010 09:38:00 AM

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