The Boston Red Sox have signed outfielder Corey Brown to a minor league deal.
Brown, 28, will also be invited to spring training. He figures to provide the Red Sox with depth in their minor leagues.
Since 2010 Brown has been stuck at the Triple-A level. In 2013 he played in 107 games for Syracuse hitting .254/.326/.473 with 19 home runs. The previous season he hit 25 home runs in 126 games.
Sox sign former Oakland first-rounder Corey Brown for CF-RF depth. Brown, who was in Nats system, gets big-league invite. He's 28
— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) February 1, 2014
Brown was a first round pick of the Oakland Atheltics in 2007 before he was sent to the Washington Nationals. He appeared in only 36 big league games over the last three seasons compiling just a .175/.250/400 line with two home runs and four RBI.