Owens, Brazelton Set to Start Arizona Fall League

September 30, 2003 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Former Blue Raider baseball standouts Jeremy Owens and Dewon Brazelton were set to report Monday to their respective Arizona Fall League teams for five weeks of competition, as some of baseball's best prospects extend their season.

Owens, a member of the Boston Red Sox organization who spent this past season in AA with the Portland (ME) Sea Dogs, will play for the Mesa Desert Dogs during the AFL season. Owens batted .263 in 136 games with 21 home runs, 63 RBIs and 15 stolen bases for Portland. The Johnson City, Tenn., native also collected 25 doubles and eight triples and drew 41 walks for the Sea Dogs before earning a promotion for AAA Pawtucket for the International League playoffs, where he played in four of the team's 10 games, going 0-for-1 with two runs scored. This will be the second go-around for Owens in the AFL.

Brazelton played at all four levels of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization during the 2003 campaign, starting in AAA Durham (N.C.) before earning a promotion to the Major Leagues. The Tullahoma, Tenn., native also pitched for Bakersfield (Calif.) and Orlando (Fla.) before the minor league season ended September 1.

The Arizona Fall League begins competition October 1 and runs through the first week of November.

Two other former Blue Raiders, Chad Cooper (Devil Rays) and Adam Larson (Chicago White Sox), have been participating in their team's Instructional Leagues and should be finishing action in the next week.

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