December 4, 2021

NATS/CHIEFS: Corey Brown, Carlos Rivero Named to International League Post-Season All-Star Team

Outfielder Corey Brown at Nationals Park in September 2011 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce that outfielder Corey Brown and third baseman Carlos Rivero have been named to the International League Post-Season All-Star Team for 2012.

Brown, 26, has excelled in his second season with Syracuse. He currently ranks among the league leaders in several offensive categories. Brown is second in the International League in runs scored (77), triples (8) and total bases (238), while placing third in slugging percentage (.516), fourth in extra-base hits (53) and fifth in home runs (23). He also leads the Chiefs in each of those categories. Additionally, Brown has stolen 17 bases in 24 attempts, giving him the second-most steals by a Syracuse player this season. He becomes the first Post-Season All-Star outfielder for the Chiefs since John-Ford Griffin in 2005. Brown was also named as a starter to the International League’s Mid-Season All-Star team.

Rivero, 24, has shined in his first season with the Chiefs. His .307 batting average is good for fifth place in the International League, and he’s currently tied for third place in the league with 135 hits. Rivero, who has played third base, shortstop and first base for Syracuse, has hit .342 after the All-Star Break, the third-highest mark after the break in the International League. He’s the first Syracuse third baseman to be named a Post-Season All-Star since Kelly Gruber in 1985. Rivero was also one of four Chiefs to be named a Mid-Season All-Star in the International League.

The Chiefs are currently in the middle of a nine-game road trip, with three games remaining at Charlotte and one at Lehigh Valley. Syracuse will return home on Saturday, September 1st, to begin a two-game series with the Rochester Red Wings at 7:00. The Chiefs’ final fireworks show of the season will take place after the game.

Washington Nationals activate Chad Tracy from D.L.

The Washington Nationals activated pinch-hitter/first baseman Chad Tracy from the disabled list in advance of their game Tuesday evening against the Philadelphia Phillies. The team optioned outfielder Corey Brown to Triple-A Syracuse in the corresponding move.

Tracy was manager Davey Johnson’s most impressive left-handed bat off the bench early in the season, but has only 55 plate appearances due to sports hernia surgery. Tracy was hitting .265/.327/.510 with three homers and 121 RBIs when he went down.

Brown hit his first Major League home run Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s hit .188 in 17 plate appearances this season for the Nats. For Syracuse, Brown has hit .300/.384/.559 with 21 home runs and 58 RBIs in 95 games.

Chad Tracy has been excellent off of the bench for the Nats this season (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals send Ian Desmond to D.L., recall OF Corey Brown

Ian Desmond will miss up to a month with strained oblique. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The Washington Nationals placed All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond on the 15-day D.L. with a tear in his left oblique and recalled Corey Brown from Triple-A Syracuse. Desmond, 26, is enjoying his career year with the Nats, but could miss up to a month recovering and rehabbing the strained muscle in his side. He’s been playing with the injury for several months, but after playing both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday, the injury was just too much to overcome and the team will shut him down. [Read more…]

NATS/CHIEFS: Corey Brown, Zach Duke, Carlos Rivero and Jim Negrych named to 2012 International League All-Star Team

Updated July 11: You can listen to the Triple-A All-Star Game at 7:00 p.m. tonight on The Score 1260, the Chiefs’ flagship radio station.

Updated July 9: Chiefs infielder Jim Negrych has been added to the International League All-Star Team. Negrych, a Buffalo native, is in his first season with the Nationals’ organization.  He’s hit .284 in 54 games with the Chiefs and has six home runs and 30 RBI.

Updated July 7: Chiefs infielder Carlos Rivero has been added to the International League All-Star Team as announced today by the league office. Rivero, in his first full Triple-A season, has hit .289 in 77 games with the Chiefs.

Outfielder Corey Brown at Nationals Park in September 2011 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce that outfielder Corey Brown and starting pitcher Zach Duke have been named to the 2012 International League All-Star Team. The game between the IL and the Pacific Coast League will be played on July 11th at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo.

Brown, in his second season in Syracuse, has hit .298 with this point and leads the Chiefs in home runs (17) and RBI (45). He is currently tenth in the league in batting average and third in homers. The Tampa native is also third in the IL with 37 extra-base hits and fourth with a .578 slugging percentage. At the time of his selection, Brown has hit in 14 consecutive games, the longest hit streak of his six-year career.

Duke, a former Major League All-Star in 2009, leads the International League with nine wins. Eight of those wins have come since May 1st. The 29-year-old Duke is fourth in the International League with 90 innings and a third pitched. He leads the Chiefs with 14 induced double plays.

With the International League’s 3-0 victory at last year’s Triple-A All-Star Game, the IL owns an 8-6 lead in the fourteen years since the event changed to the current IL vs. PCL format. The winning League this season will once again earn the right to have its champion play as the “home team” at the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game which will take place Tuesday, September 18 in Durham, North Carolina.

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