The Rockies claimed Andrew Brown off waivers on Wednesday, three days after the Cardinals designated him for assignment. In order to activate Lynn from the 60-day disabled list, St. Louis had to make room on the 40-man roster. The casualty was Brown, who now goes to the Colorado organization.
Brown, 27, appeared in 11 games for the Cards in 2011, going 4-for-22 with a double, three RBIs, no walks and eight strikeouts. He was an 18th-round Draft pick in '07. The first baseman/outfielder hit .284 with a .382 on-base percentage, a .501 slugging percentage, 20 home runs and 73 RBIs at Triple-A Memphis this year.