Brown Might Not Be Back Wednesday

Domonic BrownDomonic Brown told reporters yesterday he would rejoin the Phillies on Wednesday.

Not so fast.

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said today at Busch Stadium that while there has been no official conversations about Brown’s status, “from what I’ve seen I don’t know that he’s ready for Major League pitching or to come up and really give us a punch the way that things have gone for him there.”

Brown has been on the 15-day disabled list since the season started because of tendinitis in his left Achilles. He has been on a rehab assignment since April 9. Once a position player begins a rehab assignment he has 20 days to be activated from the DL. His 20th day is Tuesday, which means a decision must be made by Wednesday.

Brown might have assumed he would be activated and join the Phillies. But the Phillies could activate him and option him to Triple-A.

He has hit .129 (4-for-31) with one double, two RBIs, four walks and six strikeouts in eight games with the IronPigs.

“Maybe it’s just not enough at-bats,” Sandberg said about Brown’s struggles in the Minor Leagues. “He’s had some fly ball outs. He just hasn’t connected and hasn’t hit for average, which you’d like to see.”

Asked if he would prefer Brown did not tell people he would be back before a decision had been made, Sandberg said, “Unless he’s player-GM.”

5 Comments

Y’know, I’m not a big fan of Brown’s, but what’s with Ryno being all snarky? Has he been hanging around RAJ too long? Why be disrespectful towards your own players?

What do you mean “snarky” how about “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH” – hitting .127 in the minors – do you really think he deserves to be brought to the majors !!

Can we please be done with Dom Brown, please?

No, I don’t think he deserves to be back up. However, no one spoke to him before he made this statement? After all the crappy things that RAJ has said about Ruf and Howard, etc., I just think it looks bad for them to badmouth their own people like that! You don’t think players see this? That the management does NOTHING to support its people? I just think it’s bad form!

* I mean players on other teams or folks who MAY consider playing for the Phils some day!

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