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Dusty Brown | Catcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Dusty Brown will be sidelined for six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Friday.
He'll be ready by the end of May, at which point he's expected to be assigned to Triple-A Sacramento. Brown was in A's camp as a non-roster invite. Mar 9 - 11:25 AM

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Athletics signed C Dusty Brown to a minor league contract.

The 31-year-old backstop hasn't appeared in the big leagues since he appeared in 11 games with the Pirates during the 2011 season. He'll provide organizational depth for the A's.
Jan 25 - 3:37 PM

Rangers signed C Dusty Brown to a minor league contract.

Brown has received a handful of at-bats the last couple years with the Pirates and Red Sox but has spent most of his time at the Triple-A level. He's likely to be Triple-A Round Rock's starting backstop in 2012 with Taylor Teagarden now in Baltimore.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 08:53:00 AM

Pirates sent C Dusty Brown outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Brown successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 29-year-old backstop will continue to provide organizational depth in the minor leagues.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 03:15:00 PM

Pirates designated C Dusty Brown for assignment.

Brown managed just three hits in his 28 at-bats with the Pirates. The 29-year-old catcher should pass through waivers and land back in the organization.
Sat, Jun 25, 2011 05:40:00 PM

Dusty Brown received another start on Sunday, but finished 0-for-2 in the Pirates' 7-0 loss to the Mets.

Brown's playing time has increased since Chris Snyder went on the DL, but thus far he has squandered the opportunity. He is 0-for-13 in his last five games, lowering his average to .095. With Pittsburgh's acquisition of catcher Mike McKenry on Sunday, Brown might be relegated to back-up status going forward.
Mon, Jun 13, 2011 03:49:00 AM

Pirates purchased the contract of C Dusty Brown from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Brown has posted a quality .883 OPS in 115 plate appearances this season for Indianapolis. He will serve as an active backup to starting catcher Chris Snyder.
Mon, May 30, 2011 01:14:00 PM

Pirates signed C Dusty Brown to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to spring training. Brown, 28, had a handful of at-bats with the depleted Red Sox this past season, but spent the majority of the year with Triple-A Pawtucket. He's likely to start the 2011 season in the minors.
Wed, Dec 1, 2010 04:09:00 PM

Red Sox optioned C Dusty Brown to Triple-A Pawtucket.

He was cleared to make room for Kevin Cash's return from the disabled list. Brown had a pinch-hit two-run double last Friday in his only at-bat during his most recent stint with the big club.
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 04:22:00 PM

Red Sox recalled C Dusty Brown from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brown was 2-for-11 (.182) in six games with the Red Sox last month. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is on the disabled list, so the 28-year-old Brown will serve as the primary backup to starting catcher Victor Martinez.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 04:34:00 PM

Red Sox optioned C Dusty Brown to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brown was 2-for-11 during his brief time with the major league club. The 28-year-old backstop will return to a .225/.325/.396 batting line with the PawSox.
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 06:39:00 PM

Red Sox recalled C Dusty Brown from Triple-A Pawtucket.

He'll presumably take the roster spot of Gustavo Molina. Brown can pretty much be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Sat, Jul 17, 2010 03:54:00 PM

Red Sox recalled catcher Dusty Brown from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brown hit .264 in 86 games this season with Pawtucket. He'll serve as an emergency catcher for the Sox over the regular season's final few weeks.
Mon, Sep 7, 2009 08:49:00 PM

Red Sox optioned catcher Dusty Brown to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Someone had to be moved in order to make room for John Smoltz's return to the lineup and Brown was that man.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 10:13:00 PM

Red Sox recalled catcher Dusty Brown from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Either Jason Varitek has some sort of undisclosed minor injury or the Red Sox couldn't be bothered to promote anyone potentially useful with John Smoltz taking the roster spot later this week. Brown, who is in the majors for the first time, was hitting .239/.347/.331 for Pawtucket.
Sun, Jun 21, 2009 01:49:00 PM

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