Patterson had 3 minor league rehab appearances and surrendered 6 ER in 13.1 IP (18 Hits, 4 BB and 14 K). We should probably expect a bit of rust around the edges.
That said. I have found that a pitcher's first two starts coming off the DL are often better than starts 3 & 4.
He will get the O's and the Jays in his first two starts, so there is a bit of a risk. But I have been waiting so long to get him back I'll take the chance and activate him right away.
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