Patterson was 2-for-15 with six strikeouts in an earlier stint with the Nationals this season. He hit .274/.318/.422 in 283 plate appearances for Triple-A Syracuse. Patterson will likely latch on with another organization's Triple-A affiliate.
I wouldn't mind seeing him in our minor league system again. At least this time there would be no pressure and with a minor league contract we could send him down whenever we wanted.