Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dom Brown to start 2015 on DL

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown  will  start  the  season  on  the  disabled  list  with  left  Achilles inflammation.

"It's  the  right  thing  to  do  physically  and  also  with  regard  to  his preparedness," Phils GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday. "We want to  make sure  he's  playing well  and  getting his  legs  underneath him  and swinging  the bat, doing the things he needs to do to get ready for the season
to help us in Philadelphia."

The  move can  be backdated to March  27, which means he could be activated as soon as April 11.

Brown,  who was  slated to start the  season in right field, hit .241 with two RBI in 11 spring training games.

A  first-time All-Star  in 2013, Brown hit  just .235 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI in 144 games last season.

The Phillies also released pitcher Kevin Slowey on Tuesday.

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