With the A's throwing three left-handers this weekend, it's a convenient time for the left-handed-hitting Brown to rest before the final week of the season. He was not in the lineup on Saturday against southpaw Drew Pomeranz.
In 452 at-bats this year, Brown has 10 home runs, 61 RBIs and a slash line of .237/.288/.356.
Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.