Brown was released by the Dodgers on Friday. A non-roster invitee, Brown had reportedly been dealing with a shoulder injury according to SB Nation's Eric Stephen and has now been released by the Dodgers' organization. The 30-year-old right hander made 36 appearances with the Rockies last season, working a 4.91 ERA with 20 strikeouts and 16 walks over 33.0 innings. He will now be available as a free agent.
Brown was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday. Brown was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers after the end of the regular season, but he appears headed for a minor league role out of spring training. The 30-year-old worked to a 4.91 ERA in 33 innings with the Rockies last season and figures to serve as organizational depth in the bullpen.
Pitcher Brooks Brown was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers on Wednesday. A first-round pick in 2006, he struggled to a 4.91 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 36 appearances with Colorado in 2015, striking out only 20 batters while walking 16 in 33 innings. Brown did have far better numbers in 28 appearances in 2014 (2.77 ERA, 0.96 WHIP), and he could compete for one of the Dodgers' final bullpen spots in spring training if he maintains his position on the 40-man roster at the Rule 5 deadline.
Injured Rockies pitchers Brooks Brown (shoulder) and David Hale (groin) are both making progress, manager Walt Weiss said Wednesday. Both players are on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque. Hale made his first rehab start Friday. He allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings. He struck out three and threw 66 pitches (38 strikes). "He's going to be built up as a starter, for sure," Weiss said, per MLB.com. "He's got a few [more rehab] starts to make, but health-wise, David's doing well. No issues with the groin." Brown has made two relief appearances on his rehab assignment. He has allowed one hit and no walks, while striking out one in two innings. "Not sure he's exactly where he needs to be quite yet, but he's working his way back," Weiss said. "I don't know exactly what day that is. But we felt like he'd be a little bit behind, and that's where he's at. So there are no big surprises there."
The Rockies placed reliever Brooks Brown on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to right shoulder inflammation, per MLB.com. The Rockies recalled Christian Bergman from Triple-A Albuquerque. Brown is back on the disabled list after missing a few weeks in May due to a shoulder injury.
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