Brown signs Minor League deal with Texas

Matt Brown, who struggled at Triple-A Salt Lake in 2009 after a brilliant spring for the Angels, apparently has found new opportunity with the AL West rival Rangers.

A third baseman with some experience at first as well, Brown has signed a Minor League contract with Texas and will be invited to Spring Training, according to MLB.com colleague T.R. Sullivan.

The 27-year-old has a career Minor League line of .269/.349/.461 in parts of nine seasons.

Brown has 124 Minor League homers but did not launch one in 27 Major League at-bats, in 2007 and 2008 with the Angels. He was non-tendered this winter by the Angels, making him a free agent.

After crushing the ball all spring, Brown slumped to .245 in Salt Lake with 13 homers and 69 RBIs in 107 games. Teammates there felt he struggled heavily with the death of former teammate and friend Nick Adenhart on April 9.

2 Comments

I was hoping Matt would be a big bat for the Angels in years to come. He represented himself and our country well in the Olympics. I wish him the best of luck and hope he goes 4 for 4 while the Rangers lose.

I guess this is really a great chance for Matt Brown to prove his worth. After all, this guy has been having hell of a lifetime with the Triple A-salt Lake. I do not think that he could ever reclaim his career if he doesn?t get into the Rangers smart card squad. This is his opportunity of a lifetime. I hope he makes the right decision. After all, he is not injured and all and hence that may really give him the necessary grip here!

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