Brown announced his retirement from baseball Monday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Brown was attempting to secure a reserve outfield job on the Angels' Opening Day roster, but he has decided to end that pursuit in favor of spending more time with his family. Assuming he eschews any comeback attempts, he will end his career with a .220 average, 14 home runs, and 45 RBI in 144 big league games.
Brown signed a minor league contract with the Angels on Tuesday that includes an invite to spring training, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. A fine season in the KBO earned Brown a ticket to major league camp for spring training, but he seems like a long shot to make the roster even with the Angels' current void in left field. Brown has hit for notable power in the minors but has shown an inability to hit or get on base with any consistency in 144 games at the major league level.
The Athletics have non-tendered contracts to first baseman Kyle Blanks and outfielder Andrew Brown, according to MLB.com on Tuesday. Both players were designated for assignment earlier in the week and are now free agents.
The Athletics have signed outfielder Andrew Brown off waivers from the Mets. Brown played briefly for New York early in the season, compiling just eight hits in 44 at-bats and a stat line of .182/.245/.341.
The Mets optioned outfielder Andrew Brown to Triple-A Las Vegas Monday to clear a roster spot for outfielder Eric Young, who was activated off the disabled list. Brown hit .176 (3 for 17) with one home run and two RBI in his lastest nine-game stint with the Mets.