Andrew Aaron Brown
(born February 17, 1981 in Chardon, Ohio
) is a professional baseball relief pitcher
who is currently a free agent. He has played parts of three seasons in Major League Baseball
for the Cleveland Indians
and Oakland Athletics
Brown was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves
in the sixth round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft
. He was traded by Atlanta to the Los Angeles Dodgers
on January 15, 2002, in a deal for Gary Sheffield
; and from Los Angeles to Cleveland on May 19, 2004, as the player to be named from an earlier deal for Milton Bradley
In 2005, he appeared on the Indians roster for two different stints but never appeared in a game. In 2006, while with the Buffalo Bisons
, he was called up to the Cleveland Indians
on August 13.
On November 8, 2006, he was traded from Cleveland to the San Diego Padres
along with third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff
in exchange for second baseman Josh Barfield
. On June 28, 2007, Brown was traded to the Oakland Athletics
, once again for Milton Bradley.
On January 29, 2009, Brown was released to clear a roster spot for Russ Springer
. On April 28, 2009, Brown signed back with the Oakland Athletics on a minor league deal, but did not pitch in their organization before becoming a free agent at the end of the season. He signed with the Washington Nationals
as a minor league free agent before the 2010 season, then was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals
on May 24. The Cardinals released him on August 19.