Breaking Mets News: Andrew Brown Up, Collin Cowgill Down

By Danny Abriano

UPDATE – 5/3, 3:25 PM: Per the Mets, Collin Cowgill is the player who has been sent down in order to accommodate Andrew Brown.  Cowgill, 26, struggled in limited duty (hitting .157 in just 51 at bats) after being named the everyday center fielder before opening day.  Without reason, Terry Collins relegated Cowgill to a bench role after only a few games, and Cowgill has been struggling mightily since.

ORIGINAL STORY:  Per Adam Rubin, citing a source, the Mets will be promoting right handed hitting outfielder Andrew Brown from AAA.  He’s set to join the team for tomorrow’s game in Atlanta.

Feb 21, 2013; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets right fielder Andrew Brown (77) poses for a picture during photo day at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Brown, a 28 year old corner outfielder, was hitting .357 with a .431 OBP for AAA Las Vegas to go along with 2 homers and 27 RBI’s.  Brown’s BABIP (batting average on balls in play) is an insane and unsustainable .434.  Still, his callup will change the dynamic of the outfield a bit and give the Mets a righty bat with a bit of power.

Brown has previously had cups of coffee in the bigs in both 2011 with St. Louis and 2012 with Colorado.  He has a combined 148 plate appearances in the big leagues, so the sample size we have to draw from is too small to delve into.

Rubin noted in his article that it’s unclear who Brown would be replacing on the roster.  It’s likely that either Juan Lagares or Collin Cowgill will be the casualty.  Both have been playing sparingly – Cowgill has seen his playing time sliced to almost nothing since he was named the starting center fielder before opening day, and Lagares has been riding the bench for the most part since being called up recently.

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