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2016 Dodgers review: Brooks Brown

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Brooks Brown (left) was released before photo day, so pictures of him in a Dodgers uniform are scarce. But here is is listening to Dave Roberts on one of the first days of camp.
Brooks Brown (left) was released before photo day, so pictures of him in a Dodgers uniform are scarce. But here is is listening to Dave Roberts on one of the first days of camp.
Photo: Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers

The 2016 season for Brooks Brown was over almost before it even began.

What went right

The Dodgers claimed Brown off waivers from the Rockies on Oct. 14, 2015, but he was later sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Dec. 4, after this time clearing waivers.

Brown was invited to big league camp as a non-roster invitee to spring training.

What went wrong

After missing a total of eight weeks in 2015 with two different stints on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, Brown began 2016 spring training with more shoulder soreness that sidelined him immediately from throwing sessions.

"The offseason was kind of a recovery. I dealt with some arm issues at the end of last year, and I'm trying to get those things ironed out. I'm not quite ready yet, but it will be soon," Brown said. "I'm just trying to get 100-percent healthy before I ramp up."

Brown never recovered enough to pitch and on Feb. 26, just the second day of full squad workouts, was released by the Dodgers.

Brown did not pitch in 2016.

2016 particulars

Age: 31

Stats: n/a

Salary: n/a

Game of the year

n/a

Roster status

Brown remains a free agent.