The Mets announced that Triple-A outfielder Andrew Brown is en route to join the club in Chicago with the expectation that he’ll be activated prior to Wednesday’s game.
Apr 16, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets outfielder Andrew Brown against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Brown, 29, spent the early portion of the season with the Mets before being demoted.
Brown has been performing well with Triple-A Las Vegas, especially recently.
Over his last 25 at-bats, Brown has 10 hits, three home runs, and seven RBI.
With the promotion of Brown, it’s expected that the Mets will drop one of their relievers – likely either Buddy Caryle or Dana Evaland, both of whom were called up in recent days to provide support due to the string of extra inning games the Mets played in Philadelphia.
Much like the promotions of Caryle and Eveland, the promotion of Brown is likely to be temporary.
When Eric Young, Jr. is activated from the disabled list (he’s eligible to return on May 10), the Mets will have to demote one of their position players.
There’s a chance the Mets will option Matt den Dekker at that time. However, with center fielder Juan Lagares on the disabled list and with Chris Young struggling, it makes more sense to hang onto den Dekker and demote Brown once Young, Jr. is activated.