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Brooks Brown released by Dodgers

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PHOENIX -- The first cut of Dodgers camp comes on the second day of full squad workouts, as right-handed pitcher Brooks Brown was released on Friday.

Brown, 30, had yet to throw a bullpen session in camp, dealing with right shoulder soreness. He spent two stints on the disabled list in 2015 with right shoulder inflammation.

The release of Brown reduces the number of players in major league camp to 63.

Brown put up a 4.91 ERA and 4.26 FIP in 36 relief appearances in 2015 for the Rockies, with 20 strikeouts and 16 walks in 33 innings. He was claimed by the Dodgers on Oct. 14, then cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Dec. 4. Brown was invited to big league camp as a non-roster invitee.

"I didn't really see [getting claimed by the Dodgers] coming, but I feel like it worked out the way it was supposed to," Brown said just last week. "I'm super excited about being here, this is a big-time organization."