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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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Seth Brown: Hits bench against lefty
Brown will sit Saturday against the Orioles.
Brown will sit with ex-Oakland lefty Cole Irvin on the mound for Baltimore. Brown has made the occasional start against a southpaw this season but has now sat against each of the last six lefties the Athletics have faced. His .223/.291/.417 slash line on the season doesn't make a strong case for an expanded role over the final six weeks.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Seth Brown: Drives in two Friday
Brown went 2-for-5 with a run-scoring single and an RBI double in a loss to the Orioles on Friday.
Brown accounted for half of Oakland's run production on the night with his timely knocks in the first and fifth innings. The 31-year-old is building some momentum at the plate in the latter portion of August, posting a trio of multi-hit efforts in the last five games and knocking in nine runs in the process.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Seth Brown: Gets Wednesday off
Brown is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
The lefty-hitting Brown will hit the bench Wednesday while southpaw Matthew Liberatore takes the hill for St. Louis. Brown had started each of Oakland's last five games, going 5-for-20 with a home run and six RBI.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Seth Brown: Drives in four Sunday
Brown went 2-for-5 with a two-run single and a two-run home run in a loss to the Nationals on Sunday.
Brown was in clutch-hitting mode during the narrow loss, capping off the Athletics' three-run first with a 408-foot shot to center with Brent Rooker aboard. The slugger then struck again with some small ball in the seventh, lacing a single to center that plated Tyler Soderstrom and JJ Bleday to extend the Athletics' lead to 7-1 at the time. Brown's multi-hit effort was his third in the last 10 games, a stretch during which he's carrying a .313/.353/.563 slash line and 17.6 percent strikeout rate across 34 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Seth Brown: Bows out against lefty
Brown is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.
Brown will hit the bench for the series finale as the Athletics roll out a right-handed-heavy lineup against Texas southpaw Jordan Montgomery. With Brown sitting out, Aledmys Diaz will pick up the start at first base and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
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