Marlins acquire Brown from Pirates
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- First baseman-outfielder Brant Brown was traded for the second straight year during baseball's winter meetings, being sent to the Florida Marlins by the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Bruce Aven on Monday.
Brown, 28, hit .232 with 16 homers and 58 RBI last season, but
struck out 114 times in 341 at-bats and had just four pinch hits in
35 at-bats for a .114 average - lowest in the majors for any player
with 30 or more at-bats as a pinch hitter.
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