Dustin William Brown…he and his wife, Jordan, have one son, Jude…graduated from Bradshaw Mountain High School in Dewey, Arizona.
Did not play in 2013 as he continued his recovery from "Tommy John" surgery…had the surgery after going on the disabled list July 20, 2012 while playing for Triple-A Round Rock in the Rangers organization… became a minor league free agent Nov. 2, 2012 and did not sign with any team in 2013.
Played for Triple-A Round Rock in the Texas organization and batted .220 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 47 games in a season shortened due to injury…was placed on the disabled list July 20 and had "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow…walked 30 times for a .354 on-base percentage…15 of his 31 hits were for extra bases (10 doubles, five home runs)…hit .222 (22-for-99) against right-handed pitching compared to .214 (9-for-42) against left-handers…however, drew 26 of his 30 walks against righties for a .389 on-base percentage (compared to .265 against lefties)…batted .097 with runners in scoring position…all 47 of his games came at catcher…committed four errors for a .987 fielding percentage… tossed out 19-of-53 (35.8%) attempted base stealers…hit ninth 28 times, eighth 17 times and seventh twice…had seven multiple hit games, including one three-hit game May 4 against Memphis when he went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and two RBI…had eight multiple walk games, including three three-walk games (April 10 at Omaha, April 24 at New Orleans, May 8 at Salt Lake)…hit .185 over his first eight games…then hit safely in a season-high six consecutive games from April 24 to May 4…went 10-for-19 (556) with three walks (1 sf, .565 on-base percentage) and seven RBI during the hitting streak…homered three times over a five-game span from April 30 to May 8…had a .400 on-base percentage in 12 games in April followed by a mark of .404 in 15 games in May…was batting .370 with a .500 on-base percentage in 18 games through May 11…then went 1-for-41 with eight walks over his next 13 games through June 7 to drop his batting average to .221 and on-base percentage to .367…went 9-for-27 (.333) with seven walks over a 10-game stretch from June 10 to 28…then collected just one hit in 19 at bats (.053) in six games in July…the hit was a grand slam July 5 at Albuquerque…drove in a season-high four runs in that game…went 0-for-2 July 16 at Nashville in his final game before going on the DL July 20.
Was on the Pirates major league roster for the majority of June, while spending the balance of the season with Indianapolis (AAA)...batted .285 (49-172) at Triple-A and .107 (3-28) at the major league level.
Spent 10th and final season in the Boston organization...Began season with Triple-A Pawtucket, where he made 65 appearances behind the plate and one in left field (9/6)...Threw out 27% of the baserunners attempting to steal against him (19-of-71) while playing with Pawtucket...Hit safely in nine of his first 10 games and hit three of his seven Triple-A home runs over a
seven-game stretch from 5/7-15...Doubled, homered and collected a season-high four RBI on 5/27 vs. Norfolk...Was placed on the
disabled list on 6/23 with a left thumb sprain...Appeared in one rehab game with the GCL Red Sox on 7/9 before having his rehab
transferred to Single-A Lowell for two games (7/9-11)...Was reinstated from D.L. on 7/15 and made two appearances with Pawtucket
before being recalled by Boston for the first time on 7/17...Went 2-for-11 in six games with Red Sox before being optioned back to Triple-
A on 7/26...Homered in three consecutive games with Pawtucket on 7/16, 7/28 and 7/30...Was recalled by Boston on 8/19...Tallied a
two-run double on 8/20 vs. Toronto after entering the game as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning; was his first career multi-
RBI game and second career extra base hit...Was optioned back to Pawtucket for the remainder of the season on 8/23...Recorded only
stolen base on 9/1 vs. Lehigh Valley; his first stolen base since 8/1/06 while playing with Portland...Hit .198 (21-for-106) with five
doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI in 34 games while playing for Estrellas de Oriente in the Dominican Winter League.
Saw 1st Major League action, appearing in 7 games over 2 stints with BOS...Recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on 6/21 when Daisuke Matsuzaka went on the DL...Made ML debut as a 9th-inning defensive replacement behind the plate on 6/23 at WSH...Optioned back to Pawtucket the next day...Called back up to BOS on 9/8, after the PawSox season ended...Made professional pitching debut 9/30 vs. TOR, yielding 1 run on 2 hits with 1 strikeout over 1.0 inning...Was 3rd position player to pitch for the Sox in 2009 and 1st catcher in franchise history to appear on the mound...Knocked a homer for 1st ML hit on 10/3 vs. CLE, a solo shot off Mike Gosling in the 8th inning...Had entered
the game as a defensive replacement at catcher in the 6th...Spent majority of the season with Pawtucket...Threw out 26 base runners in 85 stolen base attempts (30.6%) over 81 appearances behind the plate, the 4th best mark among qualifying International League catchers.
Spent his first full season at the Triple-A level and set career highs with 297 at-bats, 86 hits, 12 homers, 55 RBI, 40 walks, a .471 slugging percentage and 140 total bases...Was 4th among
PawSox players with at least 200 at-bats with a .290 (86-for-297) batting average, his highest since
combining on a .308 (73-for-237) clip in 2002...Appeared in 84 games overall, including 70 behind
the plate and 12 as the designated hitter...Threw out 27 of 100 (27 percent) attempted base stealers...
Was 1-for-9 (.111) with a home run, 2 RBI and a run scored in 2 post-season games for the
PawSox...Hit a 2-run, 8th-inning shot against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in Game 3 of the Governors'
Cup Semi Finals...Invited to major league spring training camp for the 2nd straight season, batting
.313 (5-for-16) with one home run and 2 RBI in 13 games.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Batted .308 (16-for-52) with 4 home runs and 11 RBI in the month of May,
including a .356 (16-for-46) clip from May 4-28...Turned in his best month in August when he hit
.366 (26-for-71), 3rd in the International League during that span...Hit .324 (24-for-74) with runners
in scoring position and was 6-for-14 (.426) with 2 homers and 19 RBI with the bases loaded.
MORE 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: Had a season-high 7-game hitting streak from July 13-28, going 8-for-
27 (.296) in that span...Batted .340 (18-for-39) over his last 13 games with hits in 10 of those
contests...Also recorded hits in 23 of his final 28 games at .330 (34-for-103) with 3 homers and 21
RBI...Went deep in consecutive games on 3 occasions including 3 straight from May 25-28, during
which he went 4-for-13 (.308) with 3 homers and 8 RBI...Had a pair of grand slams, May 27 vs.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and June 11 vs. Louisville.
WINTER BALL: Played for the Azucareros del Este of the Dominican Winter League, batting .220
(28-for-127) with one homer and 19 RBI...Hit .280 (21-for-75) with 13 RBI in his first 22 games but
went 7-for-52 (.135) with 6 RBI in his final 20 contests.
Split season between Portland (AA) and Pawtucket...combined to bat .260 (73-281) with
9 home runs and 46 RBI over 77 games...logged majority of time with Portland, throwing out 31 of 72 (43%) attempted base stealers...allowed an Eastern League-high 15 passed balls...endured
a pair of stints on the disabled list...was on DL May 19-June 1 with
ribcage muscle strain and July 9-15 with a hamstring strain...was
named the Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Month
for July, batting .455 (25-55)...was promoted to Pawtucket on August
19...returned to Portland for remainder of the season on September
4...played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League, batting
.273 (15-55) over 15 games and earning a spot on the AFL Top
SUMMARY: The Red Sox' Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for May, Brown appeared in 85 games for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs in 2006, including 79 games behind the plate...posted a .986 fielding percentage as a catcher, committing 9 errors and 10 passed balls...also played one game in left field and 5 as the DH...at the plate, hit .224 with 17 doubles, 5 home runs,
40 RBI and 32 runs scored...20 of his 40 RBI came in his final 27 games beginning July 26...spent
time on the disabled list from May 11-July 5 with a strained right hamstring.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The right-handed batter hit .297 (30-for-101) against lefties, but just .186
(36-for-194) off righties...hit .301 (25-for-83) with runners in scoring position, including .333 (12-for-36) in those situations with 2 outs...batted .193 (31-for-161) with the bases empty...hit safely
in 8 of 9 games from June 28-July 13, going 12-for-37 (.324) with 4 doubles, a homer, 7 RBI and 6
runs...had 3 hits (2 doubles) and a season-high 4 RBI on July 2 vs. Trenton.
EASTERN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 4 post-season games in Portland's Eastern League
championship run, going 2-for-11 (.182)...had his best game on September 13 in Game 2 of the EL
Championship Series at Akron, going 1-for-3 with a double, 4 RBI, 2 runs scored and 2 walks.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE: After the minor league season, played for the Peoria Javelinas of the
Arizona Fall League...hit .239 (16-for-67) with a home run, 6 RBI and 8 runs in 20 games...appeared
in 19 games at catcher and made one pinch-hit appearance...went 3-for-9 (.333) with
runners in scoring position and 2 outs.
Batted .256 with a career-high 8 homers and 36 RBI in an injury-shortened season for Single-A Wilmington...missed 2 months from early May to early July with a right hamstring strain...his 8 homers were double the 4 home runs he had hit in his 4 seasons of Minor League ball entering
2005...also matched his career best with 32 runs scored...played 34 games in the outfield and
caught 29 games after combining to catch 98 games from 2003-04 with 9 appearances in the
outfield...batted .301 vs. lefties and just .222 vs. righties.
Began his 4th season in Red Sox system in Sarasota...appeared in 38 contests, 32 of them
behind the plate, before landing on the disabled list on June 3 for the remainder of the season
with a left thumb sprain...participated in rehab at Fall Instructional League.
Caught 66 games for Single-A Augusta...in a 4-game series at Hickory July 4-7, went 7-for-16 (.438) with 2 doubles, 3 RBI and 3 runs...reached base safely in 13 straight games from August 13-25 (14 hits, 3 doubles, a home run, 9 RBI, 4 walks)...took part in the Fall Instructional League.
Named Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox after ranking 8th in the league with a .321 batting average...put together an 11-game hitting streak from July 8-18, going 18-for-39 (.461), including a 4-hit game on July 9 at the Reds and a 4-RBI game on July 11 at the Twins, earning him Gulf Coast League Batter of the Week honors...split
time between the outfield (28 games) and catcher (16 games)...was promoted on August 12 to
Lowell, where he drove in 3 runs on 2 hits (single and triple) in his first game...participated in the
Fall Instructional League.
Spent the entire season with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox...in his pro debut on June 19, went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and 2 runs vs. the Twins...recorded a hit in 16 of 21 games from
June 27-August 8...batted .318 in July.