Angels claim outfielder Gary Brown off waivers from Cardinals

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Gary Brown is now with his third organization in a month, as the Angels have claimed the 26-year-old former first-round draft pick off waivers from the Cardinals.

St. Louis previously claimed Brown off waivers from San Francisco when the Giants decided to give up hope on the one-time top prospect who made his MLB debut last season.

Brown was a college star and hit very well in the low minors, but struggled against more experienced competition thanks to his poor plate discipline and strike zone control. He’s a .248 hitter with a .684 OPS in 282 total games at Triple-A, but Brown is a good defensive outfielder with lots of speed.