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Domonic Brown Set for Rehab Assignment Wednesday

Domonic Brown is nearly ready for a return.

According to our own minor league reporter Jay Floyd, the Phillies top prospect will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday with the Clearwater Threshers.

The 23-year-old prospect has been out since early March with a broken hamate bone in his right hand. He had surgery to fix the problem on March 8.

If Brown is able to swiftly return to form, he could be an option for a struggling Phillies offense. The only question is; will the Phillies keep him in the minors or bring him back to the majors where he struggled late last season?

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  1. Andrew from waldorf

    April 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Great news.
    But please. No matter how bad the offense is struggling. Do not rush him up.
    Wait till he is settled in and hitting before calling him up.
    We dont need to bash his confidence.

  2. bacardipr05

    April 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Keep him in the Minors for a while. They changed his stance he apparently changed it back. He had no Spring Training an the changes back in his stances is probably going to set him back a little besides the obvious injury. Let him get some playing time down there.

  3. bacardipr05

    April 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    100% agreed you beat to the post by a few seconds Andrew…

    • Andrew from waldorf

      April 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      🙂

      The Bacardi may be flowing tonight as I am watching the Flyers and the Phillies in a nice double header. Really the best kind of all. If they both win.

      • Lefty

        April 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm

        Flowing Bacardi? Uh oh- The Church Mouse has fallen off the wagon again.

      • Andrew from waldorf

        April 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm

        No one like s a quitter Lefty lol
        And I was never on the wagon.

        I know this is a Phillies forum but really hope all the Philly teams do well tonight.

  4. Jay Floyd

    April 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    In extended spring training action today, Brown went 4-for-5 with TWO homers.

    • Andrew from waldorf

      April 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      Awesome
      But i hope it doesnt tempt fans or management to want him to come up too soon.

      Id say 2 and half to 3 weeks minimum.

  5. Pat Gallen

    April 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Ruben and his boys have to be itching to get him back. It’s human nature to want a guy like Brown to come up here and rake. Although it may not be the right move, I wonder if its a move they’ll ponder.

    • Andrew from waldorf

      April 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      Oh they are pondering and let there be a few more shut outs while hes hitting homers. They will really be pondering. But hes a kid have to think about the long term and future. god teams always think down the road more than the right now.

  6. Bart Shart

    April 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    This is happy news. Hopefully Brown’s rehab will go well, whether it is in the minors or not. We need his bat in the lineup, but not at the expense of his confidence and health.

  7. Lefty

    April 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Excellent news, I trust them to bring him along at the best pace for him and the team.

    but 4-5 is a hell of a start!

  8. TheDipsy

    April 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    No. Get him up and lead him off. He has a good eye and a good OBP. Leading him off will have him concentrate on looking at pitches and hitting the ball where its pitched while not putting any pressure on him to hit the ball out of the park. For those reasons, I think it would suit him and the Phils well. Move BenFran to LF.

    Brown
    Polanco
    Rollins
    Howard
    BenFran
    Shane
    Chooch
    Valdez

    Switch Rollins and Shane against lefties.

    The Dipsy

  9. The Original Chuck P

    April 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Can’t wait to see him playing every day… I know that he has holes in his swing but he’s a stud. He’s got power and he has hit for a high average at every level but I’m most excited about what he can bring defensively… he has a cannon. I think if/when his promotion comes it means that someone is losing a job… I said this before, he can provide the spark we need. Let Utley heal and give Dom a chance.

  10. Phylan

    April 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Brown has never been what I would consider an OBP guy — i.e. there has never been much separation between his batting average and his OBP. That being said, I wouldn’t mind seeing him on the big club in the very near future.

  11. Manny

    April 27, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Can he be our Buster Posey?

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