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Corey Patterson released by Mariners

It appears that former Cardinals outfielder Corey Patterson's playing days may be over.

Patterson has been released from the Seattle Mariners' Class AAA farm club in Tacoma, Was. where he was hitting a mere .175 with one homer in 19 games. He struck out 16 times in 68 plate appearances and walked three times. 

Originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs, the 33-year-old flychaser played for the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays before arriving in St. Louis as part of the Colby Rasmus trade that propelled the 2011 Cardinals to the World Series.

He hit .157 down the stretch for St. Louis and was left of the playoff roster in favor of rookie Adron Chambers.