Mets planning to recall Brown from Triple-A

Mets planning to recall Brown from Triple-A

CHICAGO -- Outfielder Andrew Brown will travel to Chicago on Wednesday in anticipation of the Mets officially recalling him from Triple-A Las Vegas the following evening, the team announced early Wednesday morning.

Brown, 29, was hitting .350 with 13 home runs in 35 games at Las Vegas. He made the big league team out of Spring Training, hitting a home run on Opening Day, but became a roster casualty later in April.

The Mets have been playing a man short on their bench since Sunday, when they called up left-hander Dana Eveland from Las Vegas to replenish their taxed bullpen. He and right-hander Buddy Carlyle are both candidates to come off the roster when the Mets activate Brown.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.