Brown, 30, has gone 1-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 64 career relief appearances with the Rockies in 2014 and 2015. The University of Georgia product was limited to just 36 games this season due to right shoulder inflammation after posting a 2.77 ERA with a .208 opponents’ batting average and a 0.96 WHIP in 28 games in his rookie season of 2014.
Brown isn’t eligible to pitch for the Dodgers in the postseason.
A first-round draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006, Brown has played for the Diamondbacks, Tigers, Pirates and Rockies organizations.
The Dodgers will have 10 days to place Johnson on waivers, trade him, release him, or outright him to the minor leagues. The veteran right-hander went 0-3 with a 10.13 ERA after arriving in a July trade with the Atlanta Braves, then was essentially sent home for the postseason.
Two of the five healthy players the Dodgers acquired in that trade, Johnson and Mat Latos, were designated for assignment. Only Alex Wood and Luis Avilan remain on the Dodgers’ NLDS roster. Jose Peraza is rehabbing a hamstring injury in Arizona. (The Dodgers also acquired Mike Morse, who was then traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Bronson Arroyo, who is out for the season following Tommy John surgery.)