Just as Domonic Brown had settled into a good groove, the 24-year-old outfielder has reportedly re-aggravated the knee injury that knocked him out of action earlier in the season. [Link]
Beerleaguer: Another unfortunate setback for Brown as the injuries are starting to mount. According to Jeff Schuler, who covers the IronPigs for the Morning Call, the outfielder was hitting .295 in his last 20 games, with four doubles, a triple and four homers. Brown has had a lot of problems staying on the field. He's missed time this season with a left hamstring strain and will likely be out for an extended period, for the second time, dealing with this knee issue. Brown reportedly pulled up lame running out a grounder in the fourth and was running gingerly in the outfield the next inning. He missed time last spring with surgery to repair his hamate bone. Add in the fact that he was yo-yo'ed in and out of the majors the previous two seasons. The acquisition of Hunter Pence and sinking status on the depth chart must have injured his confidence, if nothing else.
It's more bad news for the aging Phillies, who would like nothing more than to see an uninterrupted season for Brown to refine his game.