Jeremy Brown, made famous by Michael Lewis' book Moneyball, has decided to retire. He ended up playing a total of five major league games, hitting .300/.364/.500 in eleven plate appearances. We should all be so fortunate. In the minors, he hit .269/.370/.439 in 539 games. Catfish Stew has a slideshow of his first major league game.
To replace Brown in the spring training role as the catcher-we'd-rather-see-bat-than-catch, the Oakland Athletics announced they have signed Matt LeCroy.