The Athletics optioned Brown to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.
Brown's playing time in the corner outfield had already been trending down after Oakland's recent acquisition of Starling Marte from Miami, and now Brown will lose out on a spot on the 26-man active roster. Though he posted an excellent .901 OPS across sporadic playing time in July, Brown's body of work for the season has been much less impressive (.199/.277/.435 slash line, 27.2 percent strikeout rate in 213 plate appearances).
Brown is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.
The lefty-hitting Brown will take a seat in favor of Stephen Piscotty with southpaw Blake Snell on the hill for San Diego, but both outfielders look set to see their playing time fall by the wayside against lefties and righties alike. Oakland acquired Starling Marte from Miami on Wednesday, and he's expected to occupy an everyday spot in the outfield alongside established regulars Mark Canha and Ramon Laureano.
Brown is not in the lineup Sunday at Seattle.
Brown will head to the bench Sunday with left-hander Marco Gonzales pitching for the Mariners. Stephen Piscotty will start in right field in his place and bat ninth.
Brown will sit Saturday against the Mariners.
Brown has now been on the bench for six of Oakland's last nine games. Three of his off days have come against lefties, against whom he's started just once all season, but the other three have come against righties like Saturday's starter Logan Gilbert. Mark Canha slides to right field in Brown's absence, with Tony Kemp starting in left.
Brown isn't starting Friday's game against Seattle, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Brown will retreat to the bench for the second time in the last three games with left-hander Yusei Kikuchi starting for the Mariners on Friday. Stephen Piscotty will start in right field and bat eighth.
Brown is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
After sitting against the right-handed Shohei Ohtani in Monday's series opener, the lefty-hitting Brown will remain on the bench with a southpaw (Jose Suarez) on the bump for the Angels. Brown should generally see regular starts versus righties, given that his 93 wRC+ in those matchups is still far better than that of Stephen Piscotty (47 wRC+), his primary competition for reps in right field.
Brown is not in the lineup Monday against the Angels.
Brown started the past two games and will head to the bench after going 3-for-7 with a solo homer and a stolen base. Tony Kemp will start in left field Monday, while Mark Canha shifts to right.
Brown went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Cleveland.
Brown slammed a solo home run in the fifth inning off Zach Plesac to tie the game. He has struggled to get over the Mendoza Line, slashing .199/.274/.431 in 201 plate appearances. He doesn't reach base consistently, but he has 20 home-run potential.
Brown went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Cleveland.
The outfielder isn't known to be much of a speed threat, as this was just his second stolen base of the year and the third of his career. Brown has mainly played in a bench role, slashing only .197/.273/.416 with 10 home runs, 28 RBI and 23 runs scored through 198 plate appearances. The return of Mark Canha (hip) from the injured list is likely to reduce Brown's playing time further.
Brown isn't in the lineup Friday against Cleveland.
Even with right-hander Eli Morgan starting for Cleveland, Brown will retreat to the bench for the Athletics' first game after the All-Star break. Stephen Piscotty will start in right field and bat eighth.
Brown is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
Brown has had two hits in only 14 at-bats against left-handed pitching this season, so he sits with southpaw Kolby Allard starting for Texas. Unless he appears as a pinch-hitter, the outfielder will take a .192 average and 10 home runs into the All-Star break. Stephen Piscotty is starting in right field and batting seventh Sunday.
Brown went 2-for-3 with a solo home run Saturday against the Rangers.
Brown hit the second of back-to-back homers off Texas starter Mike Foltynewicz in the second inning to tie the game at 2-2. It was the 10th homer of the year for Brown, who busted out of a five-game hitless skid. Although the 28-year-old has supplied some punch for the A's, he's slashing just .192/.271/.419 in 192 plate appearances this season.
Brown went 3-for-5 with a walk, a double, a triple, three RBI and two runs in a 7-6 victory against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Brown made his mark early and often in the win. In the second inning, he tripled home Oakland's first run. Brown doubled in another run in the eighth before singling home the first of three Oakland runs in the decisive 12th frame. The multi-hit effort was Brown's first since May 26. He entered Saturday's contest having gone 5-for-54 (.094 average) over his past 24 games.
Brown is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Giants.
Brown has previously served as the team's primary right fielder against right-handers, but he'll take a seat against Johnny Cueto on Friday. With just five hits in his last 48 at-bats, Brown has seen less consistent playing time of late. Skye Bolt will start in right field and bat eighth Friday.
Brown is not in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.
Brown is 4-for-30 through 13 games in June and will take a seat Sunday with southpaw Jordan Montgomery pitching for New York. Chad Pinder will start in right field and bat sixth.
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 could see less action 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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|07/25||@ SEA||L 3-4||2||1||1||1||1||0||0|
|07/23||@ SEA||L 3-4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/22||@ SEA||W 4-1||3||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|07/19||vs LAA||W 4-1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/18||vs CLE||L 2-4||3||1||1||1||1||0||0|
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|2019||AAA-Las Vegas Aviators||112||451||101||134||29||6||37||104||38||127||8||1||.297||.352||.634|