According to Adam Rubin's sources, the Mets are planning to summon 28-year-old outfielder Andrew Brown from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to the start of this weekend's series with the Braves in Atlanta. Brown, a right-handed hitting lefty masher who has big league experience in St. Louis and Colorado, was signed by the Mets as a minor league free agent during the offseason. More of an outside shot to make the Opening Day roster, Brown struggled throughout spring training as he hit just .244/.261/.356 with a home run, and 17 strikeouts compared to 1 walk. However, the Triple-A vet got off to fantastic start in Las Vegas, putting up a scorching .367/.440/.622 line to go along with 13 doubles, 3 triples, and 2 home runs.
Before coming to the Mets, Brown spent time in the Cardinals and Rockies organizations. With the Rockies last season, he hit .232/.302/.429 with 5 home runs in 126 plate appearances before Colorado let him walk in the offseason as a minor league free agent. Brown is just a corner guy and not considered a great defender in the outfield, but his right handed power bat gives him a shot at providing the Mets' scuffling outfield a little help. Also of note: in the minors, Brown has played 239 games at first base, though he hasn't seen semi-regular time there since 2010. If he can still play there adequately, he could provide another option with which to spell Ike Davis against lefties.