July 29, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Corey Brown (10) during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE
The Washington Nationals announced another call-up this afternoon, recalling OF Corey Brown from Triple-A Syracuse after the Nats' top affiliate finished their 2012 season on Monday. The 26-year-old outfielder, who's had two previous stints in D.C. this season (and one last year when he was called up in September 2011), completed his 2012 campaign with the Triple-A Chiefs with a .285/.365/.523 line, 22 doubles, nine triples and 25 HRs in 126 games and 554 PAs and as the Nationals noted in a press release on today's roster move, ".... ranked among this season’s International League leaders in most offensive categories,":
"...with 83 runs (first), nine triples (second), 25 home runs (second), .523 slugging percentage (second), 253 total bases (second), 56 extra-base hits (fourth), 138 hits (tied for fifth), .365 on-base percentage (sixth), 71 RBI (tied for sixth) and 59 walks (ninth)."
The former Oakland A's prospect was 0 for 8 in his first seven games this season before he connected for his first major league home run in a July 28th game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Brown ended his last stint with Washington with a 2 for 4 game against the Brewers in which he hit his first major league double. Brown will be joining OF Eury Perez, catcher Sandy Leon and pitchers Zach Duke, Christian Garcia and John Lannan as another of the September call-ups added to the Nats' roster and will provide manager Davey Johnson with a left-handed bat on the bench. In 9 games and 17 PAs this year with Washington, Brown has a .188/.188/.438 line with the double, home run and five Ks so far this season...
Of course, anyone who follows Brown on Twitter (@C_Brown813) knew that he was coming up last night: