(6/10/2009) The Mets announced outfielder Emil Brown cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo. Brown was designated for assignment by the Mets on Sunday, when right fielder Ryan Church was activated from the disabled list.
Brown designated for assignment
(6/6/2009) The New York Mets activated outfielder Ryan Church from the 15-day disabled list after their 7-1 loss to Washington on Saturday night. To make room on the roster, the Mets designated outfielder Emil Brown for assignment.
Mets add Brown to roster Wednesday
(6/3/2009) The New York Mets called up outfielder Emil Brown and placed infielder Ramon E. Martinez on the 15-day DL with a fractured left pinkie finger that requires surgery and will have him out 6-to-8 weeks.
Brown called up by Mets?
(6/3/2009) The Mets are expected to place Ramon E. Martinez (finger) on the DL and New York beat writers report on Twitter that the is an Emil Brown jersey hanging in the lockerroom Wednesday.
Brown acquired by Mets by trade
(5/29/2009) Outfielder Emil Brown has been acquired by the New York Mets from the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later, the Associated Press has confirmed.
Brown acquired by Mets in trade
(5/29/2009) Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reports that the Mets have acquired Emil Brown from the Padres. Brown was batting .260 with four home runs in 22 RBI for Triple-A Portland. The New York Daily News reports he will be assigned to Triple-A.
(3/29/2009) Padres OF Emil Brown, invited to camp on a minor-league contract, hit his second home run of the spring Saturday against the Giants. He went only 1-for-3, though, and is batting only .211 (8-for-38).
Brown hits a three-run home run
(3/2/2009) Padres OF Emil Brown, signed to a minor-league contract before spring training, went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run Monday against the Brewers. He's batting .375 so far this exhibition season.
Padres give OF Brown minor deal
(2/17/2009) The San Diego Padres signed free agent outfielder Emil Brown to a minor league contract Tuesday.
A's decline arbitration on four
(12/2/2008) The Athletics declined to offer salary arbitration to their four free agents Monday, including slugger Frank Thomas. The others are relievers Alan Embree and Keith Foulke, and outfielder Emil Brown. Thomas joined the A's on April 24 after being released by Toronto, but the Big Hurt missed much of the season. The 40-year-old DH spent two stints on the disabled list and played only 55 games, batting .263 with five homers and 19 RBI. He has said he hopes to play up to two more seasons before retiring.
(8/28/2008)Emil Brown had a home run and three RBI, Rajai Davis had a career-high four hits and the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Wednesday night.
Brown's homer enough for A's
(8/22/2008)Emil Brown homered and Greg Smith allowed four hits over six innings for his first win since June as the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Thursday night. Mariners SP Ryan Rowland-Smith had a two-hit shutout with two outs in the sixth when Brown hit his first pitch for his 12th homer, clearing Oakland's bullpen bench beyond left field.
Brown hits in fourth straight
(8/20/2008) A's OF Emil Brown went 2-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Twins. He now has a four-game hit streak.
E. Brown hits homer in rare start
(8/3/2008) Athletics OF Emil Brown, who has become a platoon player in recent weeks, got a start Saturday against Red Sox LHP Jon Lester. He went 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and his 10th home run.
E. Brown slams ninth homer Saturday
(7/26/2008) Oakland outfielder Emil Brown got a start on Saturday against the Texas Rangers and made the most of it. Brown hit his ninth home run of the season. It was his only hit in five ABs.
E. Brown hits eighth homer
(7/23/2008) A's OF Emil Brown broke out of a 2-for-16 slump Wednesday when he went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and a sac fly in a 4-3 loss to the Rays. The homer was his eighth of the season.
E. Brown hitting well lately
(7/13/2008) A's OF Emil Brown went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Angels and now has three straight multi-hit games.
Brown slams first GW home run
(7/10/2008)Emil Brown rounded the bases, then grabbed Athletics hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo and nearly smothered him in a hug -- a good student acknowledging his teacher. Brown hit a solo homer in the 11th inning, after Jack Cust and Kurt Suzuki hit solo shots in the ninth inning to tie the game, and Oakland rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursdsay. It was Brown's first career game-winning home run. "I swung the bat, but Ty got me better prepared for that at-bat than any before," Brown said. "He told me exactly what the guy would do and I kept that in the back of my mind like a game plan. He did exactly what Ty told me he would."
Brown has three-hit night for A's
(7/4/2008) A's left fielder Emil Brown had a three-hit night for Oakland against the White Sox Friday. On Independence Day, Brown finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored. He's batting .246 on the year.
E. Brown not getting many starts
(7/4/2008) Athletics OF Emil Brown sat out again Thursday at the White Sox. He has started only once in the last four games.
Brown pops homer off lefty
(6/25/2008) The way Jamie Moyer was going, Emil Brown just hoped to see a high pitch he could drive. And Moyer finally made a rare mistake. Brown hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning to spoil a strong outing by Moyer, and Joe Blanton ended a four-start losing streak as the Oakland Athletics beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Tuesday. "I was hoping to see something up and put a good swing on it," Brown said. "That was the best chance I could give myself the way he was pitching tonight." Brown was 2-for-13 lifetime against Moyer (7-5) before connecting for his sixth homer.
Brown ends nasty strikeout streak
(6/22/2008) A's OF Emil Brown had two singles and two RBI in two at-bats Sunday against the Marlins. Brown's hits came after he had struck out in each of his previous eight plate appearances, one shy of the Oakland record. He also walked twice and didn't record a strikeout Sunday.
(6/13/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Emil Brown's numbers have fallen off dramatically since the first six weeks of the season: He hit .474 with runners in scoring position through May 14, but he is 1-for-23 since.
Brown hits ninth double, second triple
(5/29/2008) A's OF Emil Brown recorded his ninth double and second triple of the season during Thursday's 12-0 loss to the Blue Jays. Both came off starter Jesse Litsch, who tossed seven scoreless innings. Brown finished 2-for-3 with one walk. It was his second multi-hit game in six outings.
Brown rips two doubles vs. Rays
(5/21/2008) A's OF Emil Brown doubled twice and drove in one run in four at-bats during Wednesday's 9-1 win against the Rays. He has eight doubles on the season. Brown is now 5-for-17 (.294) with one homer and two RBI in his last four games.
E. Brown homers, drives in four
(5/11/2008) Athletics OF Emil Brown went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and four RBI on Sunday at Texas. The home run was his fourth. He also stole his second base of the season.
A's win with small ball Tuesday
(5/7/2008)Emil Brown gave the A's a lead with a run-scoring single in the first Tuesday and Bobby Crosby and Mark Ellis drove in runs on groundouts in the third. Rajai Davis added a sacrifice fly for an insurance run in the sixth and Frank Thomas had two singles and scored twice.
Brown plays the hero Monday
(5/6/2008)Emil Brown singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Monday night. With two outs, Daric Barton singled against Jim Johnson (0-1), and Frank Thomas followed with a walk to set up Brown's third hit of the game. Brown also drew a walk while ending a 1-for-12 slump coming into the game.
Emil Brown has a four-hit night
(5/2/2008)Emil Brown had four hits and an RBI in Thursday's game at the L.A. Angels. Brown is hitting 10-for-30 (.333) over his last seven games with seven RBI in that span.
Brown adds three more RBI to total
(4/29/2008) A's OF Emil Brown did a lot of damage in the team's eight-run seventh inning during Monday's 14-2 win against the Angels. Brown greeted reliever Chris Bootcheck with a two-run homer after Frank Thomas led off with a double and then drew a bases-loaded walk later in the inning for his third RBI of the frame. Brown finished 1-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to five games (7-for-20).
E. Brown among the AL RBI leaders
(4/27/2008) Athletics OF Emil Brown came through with another clutch hit Sunday at Seattle. Brown, second in the American League now with 22 RBI, dumped a single into left field in the eighth inning off Felix Hernandez, scoring two runs and bringing Hernandez's day to an abrupt end. "I want to drive them in, that's the biggest thing," Brown said. "I wanted to drive those guys in and having the right mentality when I'm up there in those situations helps." Brown finished 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Brown keeps piling on RBI
(4/24/2008) A's OF Emil Brown had a two-RBI single off Twins SP Francisco Liriano in the first inning of Thursday's game. It was his only hit in four at-bats, but Brown has hit safely in eight of his last nine games (12-for-37) with a RBI in eight of those games as well (12 total).
Brown pops rare homer
(4/23/2008)Emil Brown hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth Tuesday -- only the eighth home run for Oakland this season.
Emil Brown produces Friday
(4/19/2008)Emil Brown and Ryan Sweeney added three hits apiece for the A's, who broke out of a weeklong offensive slump with their highest run total of the season, including a four-run sixth inning against Royals starter Brian Bannister Friday.
Emil Brown gets on base regularly
(4/8/2008)Emil Brown has hit safely in four of six games so far this season, but he's hitting just .217 with one homer and five RBI.
A's Brown pops three-run homer
(3/26/2008)Emil Brown found a safe way home: hit the ball over the fence. One day after Brown made a costly baserunning mistake, his three-run homer in the third inning led Oakland over the Red Sox 5-1 Wednesday and gave the Athletics a split of their opening two-game series. Brown jumped on a 1-0 pitch from Jon Lester and drove it over the left-field wall.
(3/17/2008) Athletics OF Emil Brown went 3-for-4 with a double Sunday against the Rangers, raising his spring average to .314.
Emil Brown goes 1-for-3 in return
(3/5/2008) Athletics OF Emil Brown, who missed some time with an illness, went 1-for-3 Tuesday in his return at the Mariners.
E. Brown too sick to play Sunday
(3/2/2008) Athletics OF Emil Brown was a scratch due to illness Sunday against the Rockies.
A's happy to sign OF Brown
(1/17/2008)The Sports Xchange reports to fill their need for a right-handed hitter who can play left or center, the A's signed free agent Emil Brown to a deal that could include up to $1.5 million in performance bonuses. Brown hit only .257 last season in his third year in Kansas City but led the team with 62 RBI. Nevertheless, the Royals decided to non-tender him, making him a free agent.
(12/12/2007) The Royals announced they will not tender a 2008 contract to OF Emil Brown, which makes him a free agent.
Emil Brown rests Monday
(9/25/2007) Manager Buddy Bell said he was resting OF Emil Brown and DH Mike Sweeney because of the unusual makeup game Monday.
Emil Brown knocks in two
(9/22/2007) Royals OF Emil Brown had two singles and two RBI during Saturday's game against the Tigers. He also drew a walk as he picked up his fourth multi-hit game in his last seven appearances. He also has six RBI in that span.
Emil Brown still hot at plate
(9/17/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: OF Emil Brown is 6-for-6 against Indians LHP Aaron Laffey with three more hits Sunday. The Royals are 24-14 when Brown has a RBI and 22-43 when he does not.
Brown closes in on 100 doubles
(9/11/2007) OF Emil Brown is two doubles shy of 100 for his career.
(8/26/2007) Emil Brown went 4-for-4 Saturday vs. Cleveland, his second career four-hit game.
Emil Brown provides only offense
(8/22/2007) Royals outfielder Mark Teahen missed his third straight game on Tuesday at Chicago White Sox with an elbow injury. Emil Brown started in his absence in right field and finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI (50) batting in the sixth spot of manager Buddy Bell's lineup.
Royals' Brown finally doubles again
(7/29/2007) Emil Brown, who led the Royals with 41 doubles in 2006, had three hits, including two doubles Saturday. He hadn't doubled in 24 games.
Royals listen to offers on Emil Brown
(7/27/2007) With the trading deadline approaching Tuesday, general manager Dayton Moore remained hunkered down in his office Thursday. The Royals are listening to offers for RHPs Octavio Dotel and David Riske, OFs Reggie Sanders and Emil Brown, 2B Mark Grudzielanek and others. There was a bevy of scouts watching Thursday's game. "The only thing I heard was that Dayton came down downstairs and said they had been in meetings all day talking with different teams, but I haven't heard any names or anything," Royals manager Buddy Bell said.
E. Brown picks up two RBI
(7/8/2007) Royals OF Emil Brown went 2-for-4 with one run, one walk and two RBI during Sunday's game against the Devil Rays. Brown has six RBI in his last seven appearances.
Brown strings some hits together
(6/20/2007) Emil Brown has four multihit games during a five-game hitting streak, batting .500 (10-for-20) with seven RBI during that stretch.
Emil Brown has three hits
(6/15/2007) Brown was 3-for-5 with a double (6), two runs scored and three RBI (24) in Thursday's game against the Cardinals.
Brown homers, disses home park
(6/3/2007) Emil Brown hit a three-run homer as the Royals beat the Devil Rays 9-4 on Saturday night. He hit his second homer of the season during a four-run fourth that put the Royals ahead 8-1. Kansas City has won two in a row at Tampa Bay following a seven-game losing streak, all at home. "We get alive when we're not at home," Brown said. "We play in some hitters' parks sometimes. At home, a lot of our balls get knocked down, or balls that are usually hits are outs. As long as we stay away from 'The K' we're all right."
Royals start Brown on Sunday
(5/27/2007) Royals OF Emil Brown (back) returned to the team's lineup Sunday against the Mariners. He went 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Royals still without OF Brown
(5/26/2007) Royals OF Emil Brown (back) sat out Saturday's game against the Mariners.
Brown out of lineup Friday
(5/26/2007) Royals OF Emil Brown (back) sat out Friday's game against the Mariners.
Emil Brown nursing sore back
(5/25/2007) The Royals started Esteban German in left field to give Emil Brown a rest. Manager Buddy Bell said Brown has a sore back but could play if needed.
Emil Brown homers Friday
(5/19/2007) OF Emil Brown ended a 28-game homer-less drought, his longest as a Royal, with a three-run homer in the eighth at Colorado Friday. It was his first home run since Sept. 29 at Detroit.
Emil Brown drives in a run
(5/17/2007) Brown was 1-for-5 with a triple, run scored and an RBI in Thursday's game at Oakland.
Only one RBI for Emil Brown so far
(4/16/2007) OF Emil Brown, who had led the Royals in RBI the past two years, has only one RBI this year.
LF Brown struggling at plate
(4/10/2007) Emil Brown was hitless in four at-bats in Monday's game at Toronto with a strikeout, as his batting average dropped back down to .105 on the early season.
E. Brown loses full-time job
(3/28/2007) Ross Gload went 2-for-2 with an RBI for the Royals during Wednesday's spring game against the Padres. Manager Buddy Bell said Gload, who is hitting .392, would start in left field for the season opener, instead of Emil Brown, who has led the club in RBI the past two years. Bell plans to platoon Gload and Brown.
E. Brown doubles home two runs
(3/26/2007) Royals LF Emil Brown went 1-for-4 with one run, one double and two RBI during Sunday's spring game against the Brewers. He is now hitting .250 with nine runs, two doubles, one homer, six RBI and two stolen bases in 15 spring games.
Royals' Brown to open up in LF
(2/28/2007) According to the team's official Web site, Royals OF Emil Brown has come a long ways since spring training 2005. In 26 games that spring, the then non-roster Brown hit .421 with five homers and 20 RBIs. He convinced the Royals to put him on the opening day roster. He hit .286 with 17 homers and 86 RBI. He followed that up in 2006 by once again hitting .286 with 15 homers and 81 RBI. Brown is projected to open this season in left field, but despite his recent success, he said he does not feel secure in spring training. "I like coming in with my thought process like I've always got to make the team," Brown said. "I like coming in like that. It keeps me working. There are still a lot of things I need to do, still a lot of things I'd like to accomplish."
Royals, OF Brown avoid arbitration
(1/17/2007) Kansas City and outfielder Emil Brown agreed to a $3.45 million, one-year contract to avoid arbitration.
Royals outfield crowded now
(12/19/2006) Joey Gathright won't be a starter entering spring, according to Royals manager Buddy Bell. David DeJesus will move back to play center. Reggie Sanders and Emil Brown will man the outfield corners and perhaps even have their time cut with Mark Teahen's potential move to right to make room for phenom Alex Gordon at third.
Decision coming for Emil Brown
(10/20/2006) The Kansas City Star reports that Jimmy Gobble is one of 13 players that will qualify for arbitration this offseason. The Royals have until Dec. 20 to decide whether to tender Gobble a contract and accept a possible arbitration decision, which would ensure a major salary jump for the reliever. Emil Brown, Brandon Duckworth, Runelvys Hernandez and Todd Wellemeyer are also eligible.
Emil Brown starts Monday
(8/15/2006) Reggie Sanders, who was 0-for-9 in the previous series against Cleveland and had only one homer in his 28 games, didn't start Monday night. Emil Brown got the nod in right field.
Emil Brown finally homers again
(7/31/2006) RF Emil Brown hit his first home run against Texas Sunday since June 27 at Cincinnati.
Emil Brown goes 0-for-4
(7/9/2006) Emil Brown went 0-for-4 with an RBI on Sunday against Toronto.
(6/28/2006) Brown was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a home run (6) and four RBI (37) in Tuesday's game at Cincinnati to raise his average to .283.
Emil Brown hitless on Tuesday
(6/21/2006) Brown was hitless in four at-bats in Tuesday's game against the Pirates, scoring a run and striking out twice in the win.
Emil Brown to cleanup
(6/18/2006) Manager Buddy Bell may have found an alternative to Reggie Sanders in the cleanup spot. After a sluggish start, OF Emil Brown is now batting .270 with five homers and 29 RBI. Brown made his 12th start at the No. 4 spot on Saturday night. "He's capable of doing that," Bell said of Brown batting fourth. "He probably has the best power we have on the team."
Brown slides over to RF on Tues.
(5/31/2006) Reggie Sanders was scheduled to start in RF but his troublesome right hamstring acted up and he was moved to DH instead. Esteban German, who had been slated to DH, went to left field and Emil Brown to right.
Brown puts 3-hit game together
(5/30/2006) Emil Brown had three hits and drove in a run Monday, while Matt Stairs and Doug Mientkiewicz had RBI doubles for Kansas City.
Brown hits fourth homer of 2006
(5/24/2006) Reggie Sanders and Emil Brown homered for Kansas City on Tuesday.
Emil Brown has nice night
(5/12/2006) Emil Brown homered and drove in two runs for the Royals, whose modest three-game winning streak ended on Friday night at Baltimore.
Emil Brown can't find groove
(4/21/2006) Emil Brown went 5-for-30 (.167) on Kansas City's nine-game road trip, which ended this past Wednesday.
Emil Brown collects two hits
(4/11/2006) Emil Brown collected two hits and scored a run in four at-bats in Tuesday's 9-7 loss to the New York Yankees. He is now hitting .273 on the season.
Emil Brown hits one out
(3/31/2006) Emil Brown and Mark Teahen hit two-run homers, and the Royals beat the Rangers 6-4 on Thursday in the final Arizona game for both teams before breaking camp.
Emil Brown returns to work
(3/23/2006) Emil Brown, who was scratched from the lineup Sunday with tightness in his lower back, returned Wednesday and went 1-for-3 against Seattle.
Emil Brown to return Wednesday
(3/22/2006) MLB.com reports Emil Brown will available to play on Wednesday after a minor bout with back tightness.
Emil Brown back in action
(3/7/2006) MLB.com reports Emil Brown, who had not played the previous two days because of soreness in his lower back, started in left field in Monday's "B" game against the Texas Rangers.
Emil Brown has back soreness
(3/6/2006) MLB.com reports Emil Brown was scratched this past weekend due to back soreness. "I wouldn't call it spasms, just a little stiffness in there," Brown said on Sunday. "I'm not locking up or anything like that. I've been working so hard it kind of caught up with me. It is nothing serious. It is so much better than it was yesterday." The ailment isn't considered serious.
Bell sets Royals spring order
(3/2/2006) MLB.com reports Royals manager Buddy Bell will use what might be his opening day lineup this spring. David DeJesus will hit leadoff, Mark Grudzielanek will hit second, Mike Sweeney third and Reggie Sanders fourth. They'll be followed by Doug Mientkiewicz, Emil Brown, Mark Teahen, Angel Berroa and John Buck.
Emil Brown shows up early
(2/22/2006) Emil Brown, who won his arbitration hearing, reported early for spring training. Brown led the Kansas City Royals with 86 RBIs, 75 runs and 10 stolen bases in 11 attempts last season.
Royals' Brown wins in arbitration
(2/9/2006) Emil Brown defeated the Royals in salary arbitration and will get his request for $1,775,000 rather than the team's offer of $1.4 million. Brown set career highs last season by hitting .286 with 31 doubles, 17 homers and 86 RBI for the Royals, who had the worst record in the major leagues at 56-106.
Brown, Royals await arbit. decision
(2/8/2006) Emil Brown and the Royals argued Tuesday in the second salary arbitration hearing of the year, with the outfielder asking for $1,775,000 and the team offering $1.4 million. Brown set career highs last season by hitting .286 with 31 doubles, 17 homers and 86 RBI for the Royals, who had the worst record in the major leagues at 56-106. He made $355,000 and became eligible for arbitration for the first time.
Royals give Brown minor deal
(11/24/2005) The Royals agreed to terms with C Alberto Castillo, OF Emil Brown, 3B Mike Coolbaugh, RHP Joe Nelson, 1B Chris Richard, OF Kerry Robinson, RHP Victor Santos and SS Wilson Valdez on minor-league contracts. They also added SS Angel Sanchez to the 40-man roster.
Brown's surprise season continues
(7/27/2005) RF Emil Brown hit safely in 30 of his previous 36 games and had RBI in five of his past seven games. His nine home runs, 17 doubles and 45 RBI surpassed his previous career totals.
Emil Brown gets the gate Sunday
(7/17/2005) Brown was ejected from Sunday's game at Detroit for his part in a benches-clearing brawl along with teammates Alberto Castillo, pitcher Runelvys Hernandez and manager Buddy Bell.
Royals' Brown extends hit streak
(6/29/2005) Emil Brown doubled with one out in the seventh, extending his hitting streak to a career-high 16 games.
Emil Brown drives in three
(7:57 pm ET) Brown was 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's game against the Astros.
Royals' Brown continues to surge
(6/5/2005) OF Emil Brown, who had three hits to match his career high, has eight multihit games in his past 13 games to raise his average to .263.
Emil Brown hits sixth homer
(6/2/2005) Brown went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI hitting cleanup against the Yankees Wednesday.
(5/20/2005) Emil Brown went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run against the Orioles. He has five home runs and 15 RBI on the year now.
Emil Brown might be sent down
(5/3/2005) The Kansas City Star reports Emil Brown might be sent down to the minor leagues in the near future to make room on the roster for Mark Teahen (back).
Royals' Brown in hitless funk
(4/18/2005) Royals OF Emil Brown is hitless in 14 at-bats.
Brown named Royals' starting RF
(3/29/2005) Emil Brown, a non-roster longshot when camp began, won the right-field derby over Abraham Nunez and Aaron Guiel, according to the Royals' official website. Brown entered the day with a .409 average, four homers and 16 RBI this spring.
Royals' Brown bidding for bench role
(3/27/2005) Emil Brown, attempting to earn an outfield slot, drove in two of the Royals' runs with a sacrifice fly and a single, bringing his RBI total to 16 in 21 games. "This guy is making a good mark for himself," Pena said. "With guys on base, he finds a way to get them home."
Emil Brown on a spring tear
(3/22/2005) Brown continued his impressive spring when he went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer and five RBI against the Cubs Monday. The 30-year-old outfielder raised his average to .455 and is among the Cactus League leaders with 14 RBI, four homers and 28 total bases.
Emil Brown making big impression
(3/13/2005) Emil Brown homered in the eighth off Armando Almanza for the only Royals' run Saturday. Brown, who has two home runs in seven at-bats, is trying to wedge his way into a crowded outfield. "He's taking the opportunity we have given him," manager Tony Pena said. "We'll keep playing him more and more."
Emil Brown playing well
(3/9/2004) Brown has two homers and five RBI so far this spring, helping his cause in a crowded field of candidates for playing time in left field. "He's a young hitter and he hits strikes. He's got everybody's attention. He's one of those young hitters, when he swings at strikes, good things happen. So the better strike zone he has, you'll see him get a lot of hits. He'll get some extra at-bats. He earned them," Tony La Russa told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Emil Brown signs with Cardinals
(1/9/2004) The St. Louis Cardinals signed Brown to a minor-league contract on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training.
(2/22/2002) Brown will compete for a reserve spot on Tampa Bay's roster during the spring. He doesn't hit for average or power, but he does have good speed. If he plays regularly, Brown may have some value in AL-only formats this season.
(8/13/2001) Brown, who was designated for assignment by the Padres on August 4, has cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Portland. He's not worth holding onto in a Fantasy league.
(7/10/2001) The San Diego Padres acquired Brown from the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday in exchange for minor-leaguers Shawn Camp and Shawn Garrett. Brown, who was hitting .203 with three homers and 13 RBI in 61 games, may see occasional playing time with the Padres, but he's not a very useful Fantasy player at this stage of his career.
(7/3/2001) The Pirates designated Brown for assignment Monday and called up Adam Hyzdu from Class AAA Nashville. Brown was batting .203 in 123 at-bats this season.
(5/17/2001) With Adrian Brown now sidelined for most of the rest of the season, Emil Brown stands to get a lot more playing time in center field for the Pirates. Although Emil is hiting just .203, his three homers and four steals in 74 at-bats suggest he could be a marginal contributor in a Fantasy league. He's worth a look in deep NL-only leagues.
(4/18/2001) The Pirates' placing Adrian Brown on the disabled list gives Emil Brown a chance to play everyday in center field, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Emil Brown really doesn't offer anything other than speed to the Fantasy owner, and he's not as good a hitter as Adrian Brown. But if you're looking for an extra outfielder in a deep NL-only league, consider picking him up as a short-term stopgap.
(9/21/2000) Outfielder Brian Giles' abdominal injury has forced him from the lineup for the past several games. The primary beneficiary of that is Brown, who has started in LF the past two games and has gone 3-for-9. Injuries and OF logjams have prevented Brown from seeing appreciable playing time, but he has produced each time he's been given the opportunity.
(7/24/2000) Brown was activated from the 15-day DL, and will serve as the fifth OF until OF Adrian Brown returns from the DL. LHP Jeff Wallace was optioned to AAA Nashville to create roster space. Emil Brown won't get enough playing time before his demotion to AAA to be worth picking up.
(1:00 am ET) Brown (urological problem) will be placed on the 15-day DL Monday, and 3B Aramis Ramirez has been recalled from AAA Nashville to take his place on the roster. Ramirez has improved his stroke at AAA and could force his way into more playing time if he can display his improvement early on. Any fantasy value that Brown had is gone.
(9/24/1999) The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled outfielder Emil Brown from Triple-A Nashville on Thursday to replace Brian Giles, who is out for the rest of the season with a broken finger. Brown hit .307 with 20 doubles, 18 home runs and 60 RBIs in 110 games at Nashville. He also stole 16 bases.