Brewers sign OF Patterson to minor league contract

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have signed outfielder Corey Patterson to a minor league contract.

Patterson played 44 games for the St. Louis Cardinals last season, batting .157 with three RBIs.

The 32-year-old Patterson made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs in 2000 and played for them through the 2005 season. He also has played for Baltimore, Cincinnati, Washington and Toronto, along with 11 games for the Brewers in 2009.