Brown's 2010 was scuttled by a shoulder injury. He was on the disabled list from the start of the season until his reactivation with Palm Beach at the end of August. Brown was clearly rusty, yielding three earned runs in 1 1/3 innings upon his return.
This spring, in two game outings, he allowed two earned runs in 2 2/3 innings of work. Brown ends his Cardinals career with an aggregate 4.40 ERA in 131 regular-season innings. He struck out 110 and walked 39.
Ten minor leaguers have been released since camp began. Opening spring camp rosters with cuts noted, both major and minor league versions, can be seen at The Cardinal Nation Blog.
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