Breaking News – Patterson Traded to the Orioles

Corey Patterson traded today to the Baltimore Orioles for infielder Nate Spears and left-handed pitcher Carlos Perez according to a report from The Chicago Tribune.

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Updated 5:23 pm C.S.T. – Info on Spears, Perez and Todd Hollandsworth
Updated 10:31 pm C.S.T. – Info on Spears and Perez
Updated 11:27 pm C.S.T. – Info on Spears and Perez

According to a report on Cubs.com and found in ‘Cubs News From The Wire’….Nate Spears is a shortstop and hit .294 with 6 home runs and 43 RBI’s in 2005 with Class A Frederick and Carlos Perez was 11-8 with a 4.28 ERA in 27 starts for Class A Delmarna in 2005.

Here is the report from AP and the report from FoxSports.com.

Basically Corey Patterson was just traded for two VERY low prospects. I am trying to find where Spears and Perez was ranked in the Orioles organization….as soon as I find the info….I will do another update.

I would like to wish Corey Patterson the best and hopefully a change will allow him to become the player the Cubs thought he would be. I hope the Cubs learn from this and make sure Felix Pie is ready before they put him in the Majors. I like what Jim Hendry did by trading him to an American League Team….at least there he cannot come back to bite the Cubs like Lou Brock did.

On another note….according to a report on XM Radio, the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a Minor League contract with former Cub Todd Hollandsworth. The contract includes an invite to Spring Training.

I will update when further information is available

Update – 10:31pm and 11:27pm

Here is additional information on Nate Spears and Carlos Perez from baseballcube.com.

Nate Spears was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 5th round, 134th overall in the 2003 Amateur Draft in June and was ranked 14th in the Orioles’ organization by John Sickels of Minor League Ball.com.

Carlos Perez was signed as an undrafted free-agent by the Baltimore Orioles in 1999 and was ranked 18th in the Orioles’ organization by John Sickels of Minor League Ball.com

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