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UPDATE: Domonic Brown has fracture in right hand

Mar 5, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

Domonic Brown swinging

UPDATE: Jim Salisbury of reports that Domonic Brown has a fractured hook of the hamate bone in his right hand. Unbelievable.

Surgery is likely, according to David Hale of the News Journal, and would likely sideline him for 3-to-6 weeks. In other words, Ben Francisco is your Opening Day right fielder.

4:17 PM: Domonic Brown isn’t having the best luck this spring.

After going hitless over his first 15 spring training at-bats, Brown hit a clean single up in the middle in the second inning of this afternoon’s game against the Pirates. However, in the next half inning, John Mayberry Jr. came out to play right field while Brown headed back to the clubhouse with Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan.

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer mentioned that Brown fouled off a pitch during his at-bat in the second inning and looked down at his hand. It was just speculation at the time, but it turns out he was dead-on. According to Jim Salisbury of, Brown is having an X-ray on his right hand.

Many expected the top prospect to grab a hold of the right field job during exhibition action, but just about everything has gone wrong for Brown so far. On the bright side, Ben Francisco had another great day with the bat today, going 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and two runs scored. He’s batting .421 (8-for-19) with two home runs and six RBI over his first six Grapefruit League games.

  1. volcom2143 - Mar 5, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    He stinks . Ben fran is trash too . Trade Blanton for a better righty bat . They are going to miss j dubs glove arm and bat . I know we got lee but we did nothing to replace werth .

    • jetersusedjersey - Mar 6, 2011 at 8:50 AM

      Who? Who would trade for? What bat? Outline it for us sir.

  2. Chris Fiorentino's Rash - Mar 5, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    I doubt he will be ready in 3-6 weeks.
    Ask Jordan Schafer.

  3. Chris Fiorentino - Mar 5, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    The orgasms from can be heard all the way across the internets whenever there is a negative story to post about a Phillie. Between DJ, Mr. Brave, and Mr. Met, this place will be simply masturbational if anything were to happen to one of the four aces.

    • Gobias Industries - Mar 5, 2011 at 5:33 PM

      Masturbational. Move over “fucktastic”, Gobias Industries has a new favorite adjective.

  4. xmatt0926x - Mar 5, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    This isn’t very meaningful other than making it easy for Rubin to give the job to Francisco. He was getting the job anyway. This makes it easy to send Brown down for his “rehab” stint which will last about 4 months. The newest Utley news is far more significant.

    • xmatt0926x - Mar 5, 2011 at 7:16 PM


  5. jetersusedjersey - Mar 6, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    Brown was not really going to get a major shot this year anyway. . Ben is a ok fill in. Everyone is more worried about Utley than RF right now (as it should be).

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