Though Portland catcher Dusty Brown, 25, has been known for his defense, he was named the organization's offensive player of the month for July. Brown had a .455 average, .516 on-base percentage, and .800 slugging percentage. He hit three home runs and eight doubles in 55 at-bats. Overall, Brown is hitting .280 with eight home runs and an .821 OPS. As for his defense, Red Sox bullpen coach Gary Tuck expounded on it recently, saying he believes Brown has the physical tools to play at the highest level. "I love him," Tuck said. "I think he has a chance to play. He's quick, got quick feet, got an above-average arm, above-average release. He's accurate. He receives the ball OK. I think he's maturing as a receiver. I think people think his hitting is not good enough. [But] I think he's got a chance to play defense here. Tough kid, too." ... Other players receiving awards for July were: Portland's Justin Masterson, pitcher of the month (4-0, 1.36 ERA, 15 hits in 33 innings); Greenville's Josh Reddick, defensive player; Lancaster's Christian Lara, base runner; Gulf Coast League's Victor Serrano, base stealer; and Greenville's Jon Still, top quality plate appearance percentage. Ronald Bermudez won the Dominican Summer League's position player of the month award, and Randy Consuegra was the DSL pitcher of the month. Masterson also was Eastern League pitcher of the month.