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Giants prospect Gary Brown returns after being hit in face by bat

Aug 9, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

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Out since Monday, Gary Brown is back in Double-A Richmond’s lineup Thursday after suffering an injury near his eye when he was hit by a bat.’s Andrew Baggarly has the details:

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said according to the report he received, shortstop prospect Ehire Adrianza was swinging the bat when it hit Brown. He underwent tests including a CT scan that ruled out a fracture or concussion and was expected to return to action soon.

Brown is, in fact, playing tonight. The 23-year-old center fielder has hit .285/.346/.402 with seven homers and 30 steals in the Eastern League this year. There’s a good chance he’ll be one of the Giants’ September callups; he’s not ready for prime time just yet, but with his speed, he should have some tactical value off the bench late in games.

  1. sheriffpeyton18 - Aug 9, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Watching Trout, Harper, Middlebrooks, Crawford, and Brown play on the same team in the AFL was a once in a lifetime chance!!

  2. soundsofsuccess7 - Aug 9, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Saw Brown at CSF. quality player. plays it right. not surprised if he makes his mark in the bigs.

  3. fat4jc - Aug 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    I live in Richmond, and get to see him play frequently. he’s gonna be a force. think mike trout, only a tad less power.

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