The Oakland A’s are bringing Seth Brown back to the majors, getting him another chance this year.
In the wake of Matt Chapman‘s season ending injury and impending surgery, it would have made sense for the Oakland A’s to bring up another infielder. They will be down at least one utility option with either Vimael Machin or Chad Pinder in the lineup, so another infielder could have been a perfect fit.
Instead, the A’s will bring in another outfielder. Seth Brown is getting another look at the majors as he hopes to make more of an impact over the final two weeks of the season.
Brown had been in the majors earlier this season with the A’s, although he received limited chances to make an impact. He had four plate appearances in four games, failing to record a hit while striking out once.
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There is hope that Brown can be a useful major league piece. He had a solid debut in 2019, posting a .293/.361/.453 batting line with eight doubles and two triples in 83 plate appearances. Brown was even solid defensively, saving two runs in left in his 23 games.
It is also possible that Brown can be that power bat off the bench that the A’s could use. He put together an impressive season in AAA in 2019, posting a .297/.352/.634 batting line, hitting 37 homers and 29 doubles in 500 plate appearances. It was Brown’s second 30 homer season in the minors, as he had hit 30 homers for the Stockton Ports in 2017.
With the A’s numerous doubleheaders to close out the season, there is a chance for Brown to get some playing time before the year comes to a close. However, he will need to make the most of those chances as he tries to force himself into the A’s future. A strong showing over these final two weeks would certainly help if he can get that chance.
Seth Brown is back for the Oakland A’s. Maybe this time, he will get a longer look.