Struggling Minor League Pitcher Sent Down to Work as Mechanic

downloadAndrew Brown, a starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies single A affiliate Asheville Tourists, has been sent down to work as a mechanic, following the 24 year olds constant struggles on the mound.

“We like Andrew.  He’s just been struggling with his command,” said Tourists pitching coach, Tim Strauss.  “And his speed.  And pitch selection.  And everything else, pretty much.  So we had to send him down to work on a few things.  Mainly cars, I think.”

Brown, the 708th overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft, had high hopes when he signed with the Tourists, but his 7.80 ERA forced the demotion.  The 6’2″ right-hander has allowed 77 base-runners and 39 runs in 42.2 innings.  He remains optimistic about the demotion.

“I think this is exactly what I need.  I knew I was doing something wrong,” commented Brown.  “I would go back and watch the game film night after night, and my coaches and I think we finally found the problem.  It was my mechanics.  I wasn’t working with them.  Instead I was playing baseball.”

Brown, a graduate of the University of Akron played four seasons of baseball at the college.  He also  spent his summers doing automotive repair.  Tim Duggins, manager at NAPA AutoCare Center is excited at the opportunity to work with Brown.

“I worked with Andrew years back, and I’m sure we can get him back on the right path,” said Duggins.  “After all, when he was with us, the guy never allowed a single run.”

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