Brown is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Yankees, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Brown has served as Oakland's primary right fielder against right-handed starters for the majority of the season, but he'll sit Friday's series opener against righty Jameson Taillon. With Ramon Laureano back from a hip injury and Tony Kemp trending toward an everyday role, Brown is likely to see a drop-off in starts going forward.
Brown is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Angels, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. Unsurprisingly, Brown will take a seat against lefty Andrew Heaney as Stephen Piscotty starts in right field. Brown has served as the primary right fielder against right-handers for over a month, but he could see a reduction in playing time when Ramon Laureano (hip) returns in the near future, particularly if manager Bob Melvin wants to keep Tony Kemp in the lineup every day.
Brown is not in the starting lineup against the Royals on Sunday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Brown should continue to serve in the long side of a platoon in right field along with Stephen Piscotty, but it will be the latter getting the start against southpaw Kris Bubic on Sunday.
Brown went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Friday's 4-3 win over the Royals. Brown entered the contest mired in a miserable 1-for-29 slide. That mark is now 2-for-32 as Brown drilled a two-run homer to right field in the fourth inning for his first long ball since May 23. The extended slump has knocked Brown's season batting average down to .191, though he does have nine homers and 23 RBI overall.
Brown is not in the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Brown is 1-for-29 with 11 strikeouts in his past 11 games and will head to the bench Thursday with southpaw Mike Minor starting for Kansas City. Stephen Piscotty will work in right field for the A's.
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