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Dana Allen Brown

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Outfielder Dana Brown was a college teammate of Mo Vaughn, Craig Biggio, and John Valentin. He was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the thirty-fifth round of the 1989 amateur draft. Brown debuted professionally with the Batavia Clippers, hitting .274/~.336/.367 with 18 stolen bases. In 1990, Dana split the season between the Clearwater Phillies (.256/~.330/.309, 30 for 37 in steal attempts, 12 outfield assists) and the Spartanburg Phillies (.291/~.395/.351, 27 runs in 34 games, 10 for 12 in steals, 22 BB). In his last year as a player, he made it to AA with the Reading Phillies. For Reading, Brown hit .244/~.314/.299 and stole 24 bases, second on the club to Bruce Dostal.

In 1992, Del Unser of the Phillies offered him a job as a coach. In 1993, he left the Phillies for a job as a scout with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2002, Montreal Expos General Manager Omar Minaya brought him on board with the Expos as the Scouting Director. When Minaya left for the New York Mets in 2005, current General Manager Jim Bowden came on board retaining him in that role.

In October 2009, Brown was hired as a "special assistant" to new Jays' GM Alex Anthopoulos, both having worked together for the Expos.

He has signed John Lannan, Ian Snell, Eury Pérez, Larry Broadway and Chris Young.

Sources include 1990-1992 Baseball Almanacs, 1991 Baseball Guide

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