OAKLAND -- Corey Brown, taken by the A's as a compensation pick after the first round in the 2007 draft, is back in the Oakland organization Thursday after the club struck a cash deal with the Washington Nationals.

Brown becomes the 40th man on the 40-man roster after the move. He hit .254 with 19 homers and 56 RBIs in 107 games with Triple-A Syracuse in the Washington organization last year and was a September callup to the Nationals where he played in 14 games with getting a dozen at-bats and two hits (.167). Both the hits were for extra bases, however, one double and one homer.

The left-hander has just 40 big-league at-bats the last three seasons, all with the Nationals, but five of his seven hits have been for extra bases, three doubles and two homers.

Oakland Athletics’ Corey Brown slides safely into home plate as Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco in a spring training baseball game Monday,
Oakland Athletics' Corey Brown slides safely into home plate as Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco in a spring training baseball game Monday, March 15, 2010, in Goodyear, Ariz. The A's re-acquired Brown from the Washington Nationals on Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) ( Associated Press)

The A's took Brown originally with the 2007 draft's 59th pick. He was traded to Washington in 2010 in the deal that brought outfielder Josh Willingham to Oakland.