Corey Brown (baseball)
|Tigres de Quintana Roo – No. 16|
Born: November 26, 1985|
|September 6, 2011, for the Washington Nationals|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2014 season)
|Runs batted in||4|
Corey Allan Brown (born November 26, 1985) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox.
Prior to playing professionally, Brown attended Plant High School and then Oklahoma State University. In his first year with Oklahoma State, in 2005, Brown hit .360 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI in 55 games. The following year, he hit .347 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI, stealing 14 bases. Brown played his final season with Oklahoma State in 2007, hitting .335 with 22 home runs, 71 RBI and 23 stolen bases.
He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 2007 amateur draft and began his professional career that season.
Brown played for the Vancouver Canadians in 2007, hitting .268 with 11 home runs and 48 RBI in 59 games. In 2008, he played for both the Kane County Cougars (85 games, 14 home runs) and the Stockton Ports (49 games, 16 home runs), hitting a combined .266 with 30 home runs, 83 RBI and 16 stolen bases. In 2009, Brown spent his entire year with the Midland RockHounds, hitting .268 with nine home runs and 43 RBI. He split 2010 between the RockHounds and Sacramento River Cats, hitting a combined .283 with 15 home runs, 69 RBI and 22 stolen bases.
He made his major league debut for the Washington Nationals on September 6, 2011, appearing in three games during the season, pinch-hitting three times, without getting on base.
Brown's first major league hit was a home run, which he hit on July 28, 2012, against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning.
On December 12, 2013, the Nationals designated Brown for assignment after the signing of outfielder Nate McLouth.
Second Stint With A’s
On December 19, 2013, the Nationals traded Brown to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations. The Athletics designated Brown for assignment in January 2014, when they signed Eric O'Flaherty.
Boston Red Sox
Brown signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox on January 31, 2014. On August 16, 2014, the Red Sox designated Brown for assignment, after he appeared in three games at the big league level with the club. He elected free agency in October 2014.
Tampa Bay Rays
On December 12, 2014, he signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. He elected free agency on November 6, 2015.
Los Angeles Dodgers
He signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in January 2016. He was given a non-roster invitation to Dodgers spring training and he was assigned to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers. With OKC, he played in 116 games and hit .249 with 23 homers and 70 RBI
Toros de Tijuana
Tigres de Quintana Roo
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