The Oakland Athletics selected outfielder Corey Brown 59th overall in the first round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft.
Several years after being drafted by the Athletics, he was traded to the Washington Nationals in 2010 along with Henry Rodriguez for Josh Willingham. During his time in the Minors, Brown has hit 123 home runs, 409 RBI’s on top of a batting line of .267/.351/.484 between Oakland and Washington affiliates.
Brown made his Major League debut with the Washington Nationals on September 6th, 2011 but didn’t record his first career hit until July of 2012. He hit a home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning, a game that they won 4-1 in Milwaukee.
Fast forward another year, pencil Nate McLouth in Washington’s outfield depth chart and erase Brown’s name. According to Buster Olney on Twitter, the Oakland Athletics have re-acquired outfielder Corey Brown for cash considerations.
Corey Brown has been traded to Oakland. http://t.co/aaS9nRO6Ic
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 19, 2013
Brown was designated for assignment after McLouth was signed. There’s no place like home, right?