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Domonic Brown could begin rehab assignment Monday

Aug 4, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

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Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown suffered a concussion on July 23 when he dove for a Carlos Beltran line drive at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and landed hard on his head. Brown hasn’t played in a live game since, but that should change this week.

Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the 25-year-old slugger “thinks he will be ready for a rehab assignment beginning Monday.” The tentative plan calls for Brown to start out in Low-A ball and then work his way up through the Phillies’ many minor league affiliates. He will be monitored closely throughout the rehab assignment for any new or lingering concussion-related symptoms.

Brown was batting .271/.316/.531 with 24 home runs and 69 RBI in 99 games before the injury. Philadelphia is currently 15 1/2 games back of Atlanta in the National League East standings with a 50-60 record.

  1. scotttheskeptic - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Take your time, Domonic. Heal completely. Absolutely no reason to rush back to Philadelphia this season.

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  2. greymares - Aug 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    why send him out to A ball. just send him out to leftfield in Philly and he will be playing with the same level of talent. save the transportation dollars

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