Showing posts with label Andrew Brown. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Gee will be with Mets on Thursday, Lagares hitting BP, Trading Chris Young, Mets demote Brown instead of den Dekker

Mets News and Notes:

Gee will be with Mets on Thursday
Dillon Gee is due to be at Marlins Park on Thursday for a bullpen session with Mets staff before the team's series opener against the Miami Marlins.

Gee threw off a mound on Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the first time since landing on the disabled list on May 11 with a strained right lat muscle.

That mound session Thursday should be the final step before Gee is cleared to face batters.

Lagares hitting BP
Meanwhile, Juan Lagares faced John Lannan in batting practice on Monday in Port St. Lucie. That signaled to Terry Collins that Lagares is nearing the beginning of a rehab assignment.

Lagares has been on the DL since June 2 with a strained intercostal muscle on his right side.

Trading Chris Young
In an ideal world, the Mets would be able to trade Chris Young before the July 31 deadline -- or even before Aug. 31, since his $7.25 million contract should easily pass through waivers. But even a team insider acknowledged having a market for him is a long-shot given his current production, even if the Mets picked up the remaining salary.

In the series opener at Busch Stadium, C.Y. was out of the lineup for a second straight day since striking out four times Saturday. He is hitting .196 with four homers in 163 at-bats.

Mets demote Brown instead of den Dekker
The Mets demoted Andrew Brown to clear the roster spot for the return of E.Y. Jr. from the disabled list. Terry Collins indicated a primary factor in selecting Brown over Matt den Dekker is den Dekker's ability to play center field.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Mets News: Andrew Brown to be called up, bullpen arm to go down Thursday

Mets News:

According to ESPN, the Mets have summoned Andrew Brown from Triple-A Las Vegas in order to restore the bench to its customary five players.

He will travel to Chicago on Wednesday, but will not be activated until Thursday's series finale. The Mets will play with an extra bullpen arm for one more game.

Brown went 2-for-2 off the bench in Tuesday's 6-5 Pacific Coast League loss to Reno. That raised his average to .359 with 13 homers and 31 RBIs in 142 Triple-A at-bats this season.

Brown opened the season with the Mets. He was demoted April 21 when the Mets added Bobby Abreu. Brown hit .185 with one homer and five RBIs in the 27 early season at-bats in the majors.

Most Likely either Buddy Carlyle or Dana Eveland will be sent back down...

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/2: Brown and Muno go deep in Vegas Win

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/2:

Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, RENO 4: Andrew Brown and Daniel Muno contributed two-run homers. Starter Logan Verrett allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Verrett's fourth-inning RBI single broke a 2-all tie and the 51s never trailed again. Miguel Socolovich tossed two scoreless relief innings to earn his first save. Box

Mets High A - DAYTONA 3, ST. LUCIE 1: A ninth-inning rally by St. Lucie fell short when Phillip Evans struck out after Cubs reliever Michael Jensen walked Cam Maron to load the bases. Nathan Dorris needed only 78 pitches to shut down the Mets through 6 2/3 innings. He allowed a leadoff triple to Dilson Herrera in the first and T.J. Rivera’s sacrifice fly two batters later. Mets starter Michael Fulmer labored through five innings. He allowed two runs on eight hits, three walks a hit batter. Chad Krist put the Cubs on the board in the first on a bases-loaded single. Maikis De La Cruz threw out Zeke DeVoss at the plate on Krist’s hit to keep it 1-0. The Cubs broke the 1-all tie for good in the third. Dan Vogelbach led off with a double. With Vogelbach on third base and two outs, Jeimer Candelario hit a ball up the middle that was backhanded by T.J. Rivera. Rivera’s throw to first appeared to be on time, but the one-hopper could not be scooped by

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mets News: Andrew Brown gets demoted for Bobby Abreu

Mets News:

Andrew Brown was shipped to Triple-A Las Vegas before Monday's series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, clearing the roster spot for the promotion of Bobby Abreu.

Brown was hitting .185 with one homer and five RBIs in 27 at-bats.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Mets Fan Poll: Who do you want to play First Base for the Mets in 2014?

Mets Fan Poll:

I have been in recent torment from friends over the idea of who is going to play first base for the 2014 New York Mets.

It's Pretty clear and simple, It's Ike Davis' job to lose with Lucas Duda behind him for the job...

Then we have the second tier elite with Josh Satin, Andrew Brown, Matt Clark and even Ill throw Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores in there as well....

I want to get an Idea who you prefer to be at first base in 2014..

Please Vote Below and It will also be on our right side bar...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mets News: Four Mets down in Port St.Lucie already, Wright going soon

Pic Courtesy of ESPN

Mets News:

Here is something to make you feel a little warmer during these cold months.....

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Bobby Parnell, Anthony Recker, Jenrry Mejia and Andrew Brown already are working out at the Mets' Florida complex.

David Wright has indicated he plans to start working out there this week, too, after hosting an annual charity event over the weekend in his native Virginia.

Pitchers and Catchers are officially expected to report on February 15th and the rest of the position players five days later....

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mets News: Mets will see what Andrew Brown can do full-time

Mets News:

Lefty-hitting Matt den Dekker and righty-hitting Andrew Brown are not going to be a straight platoon in the lineup spot vacated when Marlon Byrd was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Terry Collins noted the Mets need offense. And Brown is hitting. So the manager has Brown, not den Dekker, in the outfield along with Eric Young Jr. and Juan Lagares at Nationals Park.

Brown is hitting .378 (14-for-37) with three doubles, two homers and 10 RBIs in August. Den Dekker went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts and a steal in his major league debut Sunday.

"We know he's got a chance to hit," Collins said about Brown. "When we first brought him up, I got a report -- because he's had a history of hitting lefties -- that said, 'Don't be afraid to leave him in there against righties, because he can hit righties also.' Right now, he's swinging the bat great. He's driving in runs. We know that it's still important for us to score. So we'll try to get him as many games as we can. Again, that will change, because I know I want to get den Dekker out there along with Lagares at the same time."

Brown turns 29 on Sept. 10 and is with his third organization -- not exactly the profile of a prospect. Still, Collins agreed, there is somewhat of an unknown with Brown.

"To be honest, you probably really can't judge a good major league hitter unless he's playing every day, and when you look up he's got 450 at-bats or 500 at-bats, where he's spending the season in the lineup," Collins said.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mets News: Mets Trade for 2B/OF Eric Young Jr, Promote OF Andrew Brown, OF Collin Cowgill DFA'd, Atchison back to DL?

Mets News:
Mets add some speed in Young

The New York Mets traded right-hander Collin McHugh to the Colorado Rockies for second baseman/outfielder Eric Young Jr. on Tuesday night in a swap of players who had been designated for assignment.

The Mets also promoted outfielder Andrew Brown and designated Collin Cowgill for assignment.

And they officially are sending Zack Wheeler back to Triple-A Las Vegas for the weekend. He will throw a bullpen session for Triple-A pitching coach Randy St. Claire, then meet up with the Mets in Chicago at the end of the weekend.

The Mets will have to subtract one more player from the major league roster by Wednesday's game. Terry Collins expected Scott Atchison, who suffered a right groin injury while throwing warm-up pitches Tuesday night, would land on the DL.

"The second warm-up pitch I felt a little tug in my groin," Atchison said. "I tried to throw another one and felt it pulling some more. Basically, I can't push off. It's on the right side. I couldn't go. It's frustrating, obviously. My arm felt great. I felt good. I hadn't had any signs of this."

Young, 28, will report to the Mets. He hit .242 with one homer and six RBIs and had eight steals in 165 at-bats with Colorado. The son of ex-major leaguer Eric Young, he is a product of Piscataway (N.J.) High. A speedster, his defense has regressed in the outfield.

McHugh will go to Double-A with the Rockies.

By designating Wheeler as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader, the Mets now can send him out for a few days and carry another player in the interim, then bring Wheeler back for Tuesday's start against the Chicago White Sox. The Mets debated where to send Wheeler -- and also considered St. Lucie and Brooklyn -- but determined throwing a bullpen session for St. Claire with Vegas would be the best option.

Wheeler is only permitted to be with the team 24 hours before his Tuesday return.

Brown was hitting .346 with seven homers and 41 RBIs with Triple-A Las Vegas. He likely would have been up during earlier opportunities, but had just returned from an oblique injury with the 51s.

Cowgill was 2-for-9 during Tuesday's doubleheader, upping his major league average to .180 this season.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/10: Syndergaard goes six in St.Lucie win, Brown hits two homers

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/10:

TACOMA 10, LAS VEGAS 7: Starter Chris Schwinden allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks in five innings. Andrew Brown homered twice and Wilmer Flores also went deep, all against Tacoma starter Hector Noesi. Brown, who had returned Friday from an oblique injury, went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs. He is hitting .378. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, CLEARWATER 4: Noah Syndergaard struck out five in six innings and T.J. Rivera had two hits and two RBIs. Syndergaard, who allowed a solo homer to Maikel Franco and a single to Tommy Joseph in the second inning, then retired 13 straight. Kelly Dugan ripped a two-run homer against Syndergaard with two outs in the sixth to cut Clearwater's deficit to 6-3. Syndergaard allowed a hit and walk before departing in the seventh. He was charged with four runs and six hits with one walk. Jim Fuller issued a bases-loaded walk in the seventh before retiring Dugan on a flyout to escape further trouble in the inning. Randy Fontanez pitched a scoreless eighth. T.J. Chism worked around the bases loaded with a scoreless frame in the ninth. The Mets jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Rivera had a triple off the wall in center to score Jonathan Clark and Robbie Shields. Aderlin Rodriguez followed with an RBI single and later scored on wild pitch. Gilbert Gomez delivered a two-run single in the sixth to extend the Mets lead to 6-1. The Mets (32-29) also scored three runs in the ninth. Dustin Lawley had an RBI fielder's choice. Charley Thurber and Albert Cordero had back-to-back RBI singles. Box

ASHEVILLE at SAVANNAH (ppd.) The teams will play a doubeheader Tuesday. Box

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mets News: Andrew Brown suffers oblique injury

Mets News:

Andrew Brown found an inopportune time to suffer an injury.

Stationed at first base for the second time in three days with Triple-A Las Vegas, Brown was forced to depart Sunday’s 51s game in Omaha with an oblique strain the half-inning after producing a third-inning sacrifice fly.

Brown, who has played more games at first base than any other position in his minor league career, had moved to that position this weekend with the 51s amidst Ike Davis’ struggles.

Had the Mets wanted to pull the trigger and promote Brown, he would have been eligible to return to the big leagues Friday, after spending 10 days in the minors. He had been demoted last week once Rick Ankiel signed.

Now, if Davis should end up in the minors and the Mets wanted to use a player from Triple-A, Zach Lutz and Josh Satin would appear the logical candidates. Lutz, unlike Satin, is on the 40-man roster.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/18: Andrew Brown remains hot for Vegas

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/18:

Class AAA - LAS VEGAS 9, OMAHA 4: Andrew Brown went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, four RBIs and scored three times. Josh Satin went 3-for-5 and scored twice while upping his average to .313. Catcher Francisco Pena went 0-for-4 with a run scored in his Triple-A debut. Starter Carlos Torres (2-3) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks in six innings. He allowed two homers. Greg Peavey and Sean Henn combined for three no-hit, scoreless relief innings as the 51s (20-20) returned to .500. Satin started at first base, while Brown played right field. Box

Class AA - PORTLAND 10, BINGHAMTON 7: Matt Spring blasted a walk-off grand slam in the ninth as B-Mets closer Jeff Walters suffered his first blown save and Binghamton (23-19) had a five-game winning streak end. Bidding for his 12th save with a 7-6 lead, Walters surrendered consecutive singles to Xander Bogaerts and Tony Thomas. He rebounded with two strikeouts, but walked Shannon Wilkerson. Having already homered in the fourth, Spring took a 1-0 offering from Walters and went deep again, belting the slam. In the first, Daniel Muno led off with his team-leading 27th walk, stole second and scored when Cory Vaughn singled. Similarly, Blake Forysthe walked to start the second, stole second, took third on a passed ball and scored on Wilfredo Tovar’s single for a 2-0 lead. Heiker Meneses answered for the Sea Dogs in the second against Mark Cohoon with a two-out RBI triple. Meneses scored when Cohoon uncorked his first wild pitch of the season. Spring launched a two-run homer in the fourth to give Portland a 4-2 lead. A half-inning later, Josh Rodriguez cut the B-Mets' deficit to one with an RBI single. He then scored on a throwing error by Spring. Portland retook the lead in the sixth against reliever Chase Huchingson. The southpaw paid for hitting Derrik Gibson with an 0-2 pitch when Peter Hissey ripped a tiebreaking triple. Thomas added a solo homer in the seventh. Trailing by two, Binghamton rallied against Brock Huntzinger. With the score 6-5 in the eighth, Huntzinger rebounded to get two outs. But with runners at second and third, Tovar then sent a roller to shortstop. Gibson booted the grounder, allowing the tying and go-ahead runs to score. Shawn Teufel preserved the lead with a scoreless eighth before Walters (0-1) faltered. Binghamton’s last walk-off loss on a homer also came in Portland, on July 20, 2011 (Mitch Dening off John Lujan). Box

Class A - ST. LUCIE 10, BRADENTON 0: Angel Cuan pitched seven scoreless innings and Aderlin Rodriguez had four hits and two RBIs. The Mets (24-16) pounded out 16 hits and snapped a three-game losing streak. Rodriguez had an RBI double in the first to open the scoring. Rylan Sandoval added an RBI single to extend the lead. T.J. Rivera's RBI double in the second gave the Mets a 3-0 lead. Dustin Lawley and Rodriguez hit back-to-back homers in the third. Matt Reynolds and Charley Thurber each had two hits and drove in a run. The Mets had all nine starters record at least one hit. Cuan limited the Marauders to three hits in seven innings while recording six strikeouts and walking one. Estarlin Morel followed with two scoreless innings. Box

Class A - SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 1: Matt Koch (2-2) limited Augusta to one unearned run in six innings and Jake Kuebler and Bret Mitchel combined for three scoreless relief innings. The lone run against Koch came in the first inning, after he surrendered a leadoff single to Jesus Galindo. He advanced to second on a throwing error by second baseman Yucarybert De La Cruz and scored on a pair of groundouts. Kevin Plawecki drove in one run, scored twice and twice was hit by pitches. Savannah (23-17) pulled even in the fourth when Jayce Boyd doubled and scored on Plawecki's single. Two innings later, the Gnats took the lead when Plawecki was hit by a pitch, advanced to third on a pair of errors, then scored on a wild pitch. Plawecki again was hit by a pitch and scored in the eighth. Mitchel earned his seventh save. Box

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mets News: Mets going to demote Ike Davis for Andrew Brown?

Mets News:

Although Ike Davis snapped an 0-for-24 skid Friday in a 3-2 win against the Chicago Cubs, the internal discussion about potentially demoting the first baseman has only intensified, according to

In fact, Davis may not have much more than the weekend series at Wrigley Field to show enough to stave off a demotion, according to a team source. The front office is said to be more eager to demote Davis than Terry Collins, who fought for Davis to remain at the major league level last year.

One telltale sign a change may be coming is.... Andrew Brown played first base Friday with Triple-A Las Vegas after previously playing only outfield for the 51s this season. Brown actually has played more minor league games in his career at first base than any other position. He went 3-for-15 during a stint with the Mets that ended Monday when Rick Ankiel was signed.

Brown, who is on the 40-man roster, would need to remain in the minors for 10 days, so he could not be swapped for Davis until the middle of next week.

Zach Lutz also is on the 40-man roster and would be a candidate, but the organization likely would view Brown as the best choice.

Josh Satin, although he is hitting .303 with the Pacific Coast League club, is not on the roster. That puts him at a decided disadvantage, even though he has been Las Vegas' primary first baseman.

Davis is hitting .160 with four homers and nine RBIs in 131 at-bats this season.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Mets News: Andrew Brown will join the Mets in Atlanta

Mets News:

Outfielder Andrew Brown is due to join the Mets for their weekend series in Atlanta, a team source told

Brown, 28, is hitting .367 with two homers and 27 RBIs in 98 at-bats with Triple-A Las Vegas.

He signed with the Mets as a free agent in January.

The righty-hitting Brown has appeared in 57 games over the past two seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies. He hit a combined .224 with five homers and 14 RBIs in 134 at-bats.

The Mets have not announced the move, so it is not 100 percent clear who is impacted by Brown's expected promotion. It might be as simple as returning Juan Lagares to Triple-A Las Vegas -- using the same logic as when Kirk Nieuwenhuis was demoted to get regular at-bats. Collin Cowgill is hitting .157 (8-for-51) and has not started since last Thursday and, like Lagares, should have a minor league option.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Mets sign OF Andrew Brown to a minor league contract

The Mets announced that they signed outfielder Andrew Brown to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to MLB Spring Training.

Brown made his MLB with the 2011 Cardinals before the Rockies claimed him off of waivers from St. Louis. The 28-year-old spent part of the 2012 season with the Rockies, appearing in 46 games as a corner outfielder.

Brown, a right-handed hitter, posted a .232/.302/.429 batting line with five home runs in 126 plate appearances with the Rockies this past season.

He also appeared in 100 games at Triple-A, posting a .308/.364/.597 batting line with 24 home runs and 33 doubles. However, Colorado granted him free agency in November.

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