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The Phillies have Mike Schmidt, who is in camp as a guest hitting instructor, working with Brown to adjust his swing, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Schmidt wants Brown to focus on a line drive approach toward the middle of the field rather than using an uppercut swing. Brown hit just .235/.285/.349 with 10 home runs last year after an All-Star 2013 season. The Phillies will give him a chance to return to form this season as their starting right fielder.

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Brown agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Phillies on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.

Brown followed up his All-Star campaign in 2013 with a nightmare of a season in 2014, as he hit just .235/.285/.349 with 10 homers and 63 RBI in 144 games. His .269 BABIP and 7.9% HR/FB rate were below his career norms, but it's hard to imagine Brown rebounding to anywhere near his 2013 levels. Still, Brown should be afforded fairly consistent playing time in 2015, with a move to right field expected following the Marlon Byrd trade to Cincinnati.

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GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has spoken to Brown about possibly moving him to right field next season, CSN Philly reports.

The trade of Marlon Byrd to the Reds opened up a spot in right field for the Phillies. Moving Brown, who has been preparing for a possible move to right field this offseason, would allow the Phillies to platoon Grady Sizemore, Darin Ruf and Odubel Hererra in left field.

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The Phillies tendered a contract to Brown on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Brown is arbitration eligible for the first time this winter. He hit just .235/.285/.349 with 10 home runs last season.

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Brown is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.

Brown returned to the lineup Monday following three days on the bench with an injured wrist. He is being held out again Wednesday, but there is no indication it's related to the injury. Darin Ruf is playing left field in his place and will bat sixth for the Phillies.

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Brown (wrist) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.

A late scratch from last Friday's lineup due to tenderness in his right wrist, Brown ended up sitting for all three games of the weekend series against Oakland, though he was able to pinch hit in the finale. It seems the wrist is back close to full strength following Monday's off day, as Brown is penciled to man left and bat sixth Tuesday against right-hander Henderson Alvarez. Brown has collected six singles in 17 career at-bats against Alvarez.

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Brown (wrist) said he expects to return to the lineup on Tuesday, the Phillies' official site reports.

Brown was able to pinch hit on Sunday and struck out in his at-bat. He has been sidelined with a bruised wrist since Friday.

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Brown (wrist) is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Sunday against the Athletics.

Brown was a late scratch Friday due to wrist soreness, and will miss at least one more game as a result. Grady Sizemore will man left field in his stead for the second time in three games. Brown's ailment doesn't appear to be season-ending, so he'll likely look to rejoin the starting lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.

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Brown (wrist) remains out of the lineup Saturday.

After getting scratched from Friday's contest with a tender right wrist, the Phillies will continue to rest the left fielder. Darin Ruf will get the start Saturday, and Brown should be considered day-to-day.

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Brown was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a tender right wrist, the Phillies' official site reports.

Brown landed awkwardly on the wrist while making a diving catch Thursday. He might get a couple days off with the Phillies scheduled to face lefties in both games this weekend.