Domonic Brown
RF FA
4 years ago

Brown (shoulder) is available to play in Thursday's game against the Pirates, Stephen Gross of the Morning Call reports.

Brown suffered a shoulder contusion in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game, but manager Ryne Sandberg indicated that his absence from Thursday's lineup is more so due to the presence of a lefty on the hill for Pittsburgh. Apparently, the injury is not something that will cost Brown additional time.

Domonic Brown
RF FA
4 years ago

Brown (shoulder) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Pirates, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

A left shoulder contusion, suffered on a diving play in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game, will keep Brown out of the lineup Thursday against lefty Francisco Liriano. Darin Ruf will get the nod in left in place of Brown, who will likely continue to be deployed in a part-time role upon his return.

Domonic Brown
RF FA
4 years ago

Brown left Wednesday's game with a left shoulder contusion, the Philadelphia Daily News' Ryan Lawrence reports.

He was replaced by Darin Ruf after hurting his shoulder playing the field. Few players have been as disappointing as Brown this season, as he has followed up a 2013 season where he hit .272 with 27 home runs in 139 games by hitting just .232 with nine homers in 129 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Domonic Brown
RF FA
4 years ago

Brown is out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

Brown will miss his second straight game with the left-handed Jeff Locke on the mound for the Pirates. Darin Ruf gets the start in left field and will bat sixth for the Phillies.

Domonic Brown
RF FA
4 years ago

Brown is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Brown has started six of the past seven games in left field for the Phillies, but will give way to veteran Grady Sizemore on Sunday afternoon. Brown hit his ninth home run of the season Saturday, and owns a .635 OPS on the year.

Domonic Brown
RF FA
4 years ago

The Phillies will look to trade Brown this winter, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The team will try to find a deal for a "similar change-of-scenery-type player" according to the article. Brown has hit just .234/.284/.347 with eight home runs this season after hitting 27 bombs last year. He's been a little better since the start of July, hitting .259/.306/.400 with three home runs.

Domonic Brown
RF FA
4 years ago

Brown is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

Brown will take a seat Tuesday with the left-handed Mike Minor on the mound for the Braves. Darin Ruf gets the start in left field in his place and will bat fifth for the Phillies.

Domonic Brown
RF FA
4 years ago

Brown was 4-for-5 with a home run and a double in the Phillies' loss to the Mets on Sunday.

Despite Sunday's performance, Brown recorded a uninspiring .227/.279.329 slash-line over 52 at-bats in August. Brown is hitting .235 with eight home runs and 58 RBI overall this season.

Domonic Brown
RF FA
4 years ago

Brown said he is trying to adjust to not being an every day player, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "It's difficult to get into a rhythm when you are not playing every day, but I am taking what they give me and making sure I am ready to go," Brown said.

Brown has started just 23 games in July and August, first losing playing time to Grady Sizemore and now splitting time in left with Darin Ruf. It looks like the Phillies will give Brown the majority of the starts against right handed pitching moving forward while Ruf will start against lefties. Brown has been a disappointment this year with just seven home runs after hitting 27 last season.

Domonic Brown
RF FA
4 years ago

Brown is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Now out of the lineup for the fourth time in six games, it seems Brown has now become a part-time player for the Phillies. He could still see close to everyday duty against right-handers, but look for Darin Ruf to pick up more at-bats against lefties so as not to further deflate Brown's confidence. His OPS is over 200 points lower from a year ago, when he slugged 27 homers and plated 83 runs.