The Mets have announced that they have signed RHP Scott Patterson to a minor league contract.
Patterson, 33, has pitched in 26 games for the Tacoma Rainiers after signing a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners this off-season.
The righty has posted a 1-3 record with a 2.89 ERA and four saves. In 28.0 innings of work, he allowed just 25 hits while striking out 25 batters. Patterson made 10 scoreless appearances from June 13 – July 8, a stretch that included 10.2 innings pitched.
Patterson began his professional career in 2002 with Gateway of the independent Frontier League. He joined affiliated baseball in 2006 after signing a contract with the New York Yankees.
In 2008, Patterson made his major league debut in one game for the Yankees followed by three outings with San Diego after being claimed off waivers by the Padres. Overall, he posted a 1.93 ERA (4.2IP, 4H, 7K) in his four career big league games.
His last appearance in a game came on July 15. He will report to Triple-A Buffalo.