The revolving door between the Washington Nationals and Oakland A's is spinning once again, for the eighth time in the last three years. The Nationals designated Corey Brown for assignment last week when they officially announced the signing of free agent outfielder Nate McLouth. The Nats announced a trade today that sends Brown, an '07 Athletics' 1st Round pick, back to Oakland three years after Washington acquired the left-handed hitting and throwing 28-year-old outfielder along with right-handed reliever Henry Rodriguez in the December 2010 trade that sent outfielder Josh Willingham to the A's:
Corey Brown has been traded to Oakland. http://t.co/aaS9nRO6Ic— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 19, 2013
Brown played just 36 games in the majors in the Nationals' organization over the last three seasons, putting up a combined .175/.250/.400 line with three doubles and two home runs in 45 plate appearances. The outfielder had a .235/.326/.402 line in his first season in the Nats' system in 2011 and he put together a strong .285/.365/.523, 22 double, nine triple, 25 HR campaign at Triple-A Syracuse in 2012. Brown put up a .254/.326/.473 line in the minors in 2013, hitting 26 doubles and 19 HRs in 107 games and 438 plate appearances.
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The Nationals will get cash considerations from the A's for sending Brown back to the team that drafted him out of Oklahoma State University. The Nats announced the trade officially shortly after it was reported by the sources cited above:
The #Nationals today traded OF Corey Brown to Oakland in exchange for cash considerations.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) December 19, 2013
The A's reportedly think there's a good chance Brown, who's out of options, sticks in the outfield in the majors:
The #Athletics believe Brown has legitimate shot to make club— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 19, 2013
Corey Brown, lefty-hitting OF, goes to a's in trade from nats. He's out of options so should make club.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2013
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