Brown demoted to clear spot for Abreu

April, 21, 2014
Apr 21
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NEW YORK -- Andrew Brown was shipped to Triple-A Las Vegas before Monday's series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, clearing the roster spot for the promotion of Bobby Abreu.

Brown was hitting .185 with one homer and five RBIs in 27 at-bats.

The Mets decided to have the lefty-hitting Abreu replace the righty-hitting Brown over the lefty-hitting Kirk Nieuwenhuis, so Nieuwenhuis likely survives until Juan Lagares returns from the disabled list.

Brown had survived multiple potential demotions this season, including thanks for Chris Young's DL stint and the trade of Ike Davis.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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