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Top Seth Brown News

  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Avoids arbitration

    Brown agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Athletics on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

    This makes Brown the second-highest paid position player on Oakland's roster, behind Aledmys Diaz. The former was a replacement-level player (0.0 fWAR) in 112 games last season, slashing .222/.286/.405 with 14 home runs.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Out again with oblique injury

    Brown (oblique) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Angels.

    Brown sustained a left oblique injury in Thursday's game, and he was unable to return for the season finale. JJ Bleday enters the lineup, batting fifth.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Remains out Saturday

    Brown (oblique) isn't in the Athletics' lineup Saturday against the Angels.

    Brown had to leave Thursday's game due to oblique soreness, and the injury will now keep him from playing in a second consecutive game. Brent Rooker start in right field while Brown recovers, allowing Carlos Perez to serve as Oakland's DH and bat seventh.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Out with sore oblique

    Brown (oblique) is out of the lineup Friday versus the Angels.

    It's unclear what Brown's availability might be over the final weekend of the regular season after he departed Thursday's series finale against the Twins due to left oblique soreness. JJ Bleday, Lawrence Butler and Esteury Ruiz will start across the outfield for the Athletics on Friday as Brent Rooker fills the DH role.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Exits with injury

    Brown was removed from the Athletics' game against Minnesota on Thursday due to left oblique soreness, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    The Athletics haven't yet indicated how severe Brown's injury is, but with just three games left in the season, the 31-year-old will need to make a quick recovery in order to play again in 2023. Brown had gone 4-for-15 with a homer and three RBI across his last five games entering Thursday.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Snaps homer drought

    Brown went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 11-3 loss to Minnesota.

    Brown had been homerless across his last 20 games -- his longest drought of 2023 -- but he snapped the streak in the seventh inning against Chris Paddack. Over his last 11 games, Brown is 6-for-33 (.182) with only two extra-base hits.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: On bench versus southpaw

    Brown is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

    Lefty Eduardo Rodriguez is taking the mound for Detroit, so it's not a surprise Brown will open Sunday's contest on the bench. Brent Rooker will man right field while Shea Langeliers rests his legs as Oakland's designated hitter.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Records third steal of season

    Brown went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.

    The swipe was only his third of the season, while the single marked the fourth time in the last five games Brown reached safely. The veteran has enjoyed a productive September overall -- he's carrying a .286 average and .801 OPS across 62 plate appearances this month -- but he uncharacteristically has only one extra-base hit, a double, over his last 10 games.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Sitting against lefty

    Brown is out of the lineup Thursday versus the Tigers.

    Brent Rooker will play right field and bat third as the Athletics take on left-hander Tarik Skubal. Carlos Perez will fill the DH role and hit sixth. Brown is slashing just .146/.242/.200 with zero home runs in 62 plate appearances this year against southpaws.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Drastically improves contact rate

    Brown sports a .324 average and 1.024 OPS across the 40 plate appearances covering his last 13 games, a stretch during which he's sporting a modest 15.0 percent strikeout rate.

    It's certainly not the most sizable sample, but Brown's late-season offensive improvement comes at a good time for fantasy managers and is encouraging under any standard. The 31-year-old's current hot stretch continued via a 2-for-4, two-RBI tally Tuesday against the Astros, one which included Brown's seventh and eighth extra-base hits (two doubles) in the 13-game span. However, Brown's significantly improved contact rate is just as eye-catching, as he'd generated a 28.5 percent strikeout rate across his first 85 games of the season.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Benched versus lefty

    Brown isn't in the Athletics' lineup Friday against the Rangers.

    The lefty-hitting Brown will take a seat Friday with southpaw Jordan Montgomery taking the mound for Texas. Brent Rooker will handle right field, allowing Jordan Diaz to serve as the DH.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Stays hot Tuesday

    Brown went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in a loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Brown crossed the plate with the Athletics' only run of the night while posting his first multi-hit effort since Aug. 18. The 31-year-old has hit safely in five of his last seven games, a stretch during which he's laced five extra-base hits (three doubles, two home runs) and kept his strikeout rate at a minuscule 8.3 percent.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Comes through as pinch hitter

    Brown entered Sunday's win over the Angels as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning and remained in the game in left field, going 1-for-1 with a two-run home run, a walk and an additional run.

    Brown started the game in the dugout with southpaw Tyler Anderson on the hill for Los Angeles, but he became an integral part of the Athletics' sixth-inning comeback from a 3-0 deficit with his two-run homer. The slugger would eventually cross the plate again in the seventh inning with Oakland's penultimate run of the game courtesy of a Shea Langeliers double. Following a recent 14-game homerless drought, Brown has now left the yard twice in the last four games. With 13 round trippers on the season, he has an outside chance of hitting the 20-homer mark for the third straight year if his power stroke remains hot over the final weeks of the campaign.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Takes seat Sunday

    Brown is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.

    The lefty-hitting Brown will retreat to the bench for the series finale while southpaw Tyler Anderson takes the hill for Anaheim. With Brown and fellow left-handed hitters Tony Kemp and Lawrence Butler also riding pine Sunday, the Athletics will roll out a starting outfield of Aledmys Diaz, Esteury Ruiz and Brent Rooker from left to right.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Pops 12th homer

    Brown went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Mariners.

    Brown opened the scoring in the first inning and the Athletics never looked back. He hasn't been hitting all that well lately, going just 7-for-42 (.167) over his previous 14 contests, with just two of those hits going for extra bases. The 31-year-old is up to 12 homers, 43 RBI, 26 runs scored, two stolen bases and a .212/.278/.398 slash line over 303 plate appearances for the season. He continues to hold down a strong-side platoon role.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: OK after pitch to head

    Brown remained in Friday's win over the White Sox after getting hit in the head by a pitch in the sixth inning, NBC Sports California reports.

    Brown was eventually lifted for a pinch hitter (Esteury Ruiz) in the seventh inning, but he was able to take his base after the scary plunking and play defense in the outfield in the bottom of the sixth. It was only Brown's second HBP across 289 plate appearances this season, and absent any residual effects overnight, he should be back in the starting lineup Saturday against right-hander Touki Toussaint.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Out against left-hander

    Brown is not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Royals, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    It's Oakland's second day in a row facing a lefty and also the second straight day the left-handed-hitting Brown will begin on the bench. Aledmys Diaz will patrol left field.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Out against lefty

    Brown is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Royals.

    Brown will be on the bench with lefty Angel Zerpa on the mound for the Royals. Aledmys Diaz will take his spot in left field and bat fifth.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 223 lbs
Birthplace: Klamath Falls, OR
Age: 31
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, L