The Boston Red Sox have signed outfielder Corey Brown to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training, according to ESPN.com’s Gordon Edes.
Brown, a first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics in 2007, has appeared in 36 career major league games over parts of three seasons with the Washington Nationals. The 28-year-old is a career .175 hitter (7-for-40) and can play all three outfield positions.
Brown, drafted 59th overall in 2007, was traded to the Nationals with Henry Rodriguez for slugger Josh Willingham in December 2010. Brown returned to the Athletics organization as a free agent earlier this offseason but was released last week.
Brown spent most of the 2013 season with Triple-A Syracuse in the Nationals’ system. The left-handed-hitting outfielder hit .254 with 19 homers, 56 RBIs, 12 stolen bases and a .326 on-base percentage.
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