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Not a soft-tosser: Center fielder Corey Patterson was out of the lineup Tuesday against Royals left-hander Mark Redman for a couple of reasons.
"His numbers aren't good against him, and more or less, just trying to get some righties in there," Perlozzo said. "[Luis] Terrero has swung the bat a little bit better, but Corey will be back in there tomorrow, though.
"Honestly, I like him better against a left-hander who throws hard," Perlozzo said. "He seems to do a little better against those guys."
Patterson brought a career .077 average (1-for-13) against Redman into Tuesday's game.