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Domonic Brown homers in first minor league rehab game

Apr 27, 2011, 9:19 PM EDT

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The Phillies were ready to hand starting right field duties to Domonic Brown this season before he suffered a broken hamate bone in the middle of spring training and required surgery.

The 23-year-old is finally healthy again and possibly closing in quickly on a return to the major leagues.

According to Danny Wild, who covers the minor leagues for, Brown launched a 400-foot home run and finished 2-for-4 on Wednesday afternoon at Single-A Clearwater. It was his first minor league rehab game since the injury.

“It feels pretty good, I’m almost at 100 percent,” Brown said. “It just feels good to get back out there getting into games. The Phillies thought it was time to progress a bit.”

Ben Francisco has drawn most of the action in right field so far this year for the Phillies and is currently sporting a decent .261/.327/.455 batting line with four homers and 16 RBI. If he continues to play well, the Phils might have Brown spend more than a week or two getting his timing right on the farm.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Apr 27, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    They won’t rush Brown back to the majors. Unless they plan to play him everyday he will go to AAA. Of course, Dom cannot possibly play any worse than Ibanez right now so who knows.

    • kellyb9 - Apr 28, 2011 at 1:26 PM

      That’s debatable. Ibanez doesn’t break his hand every time he makes contact with the ball.

  2. tonyhines123 - Apr 28, 2011 at 6:17 AM

    Free Samples are offered for a limited time so when they are posted please take advantage of the offer before it is gone. Look online for “123 Get Samples” where I was able to get healthy product samples.

    • dexterismyhero - Apr 28, 2011 at 11:32 AM

      hit the raod you jackass advertiser. Go to the LPGA board and peddle your crap.

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