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Domonic Brown to miss a week with strained thumb

Posted on: May 14, 2011 12:08 pm
By Evan Brunell

BrownDomonic Brown will see his return to the majors sidelined for at least a week, as he will be out of game action for five to seven days more after suffering a first-degree sprain of a ligament in his right thumb Wednesday diving for a ball in the outfield as the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The Phillies could really use Brown's offense as Ben Francisco has done anything but run away with the job and the club is only just seeing Raul Ibanez get hot. After suffering a broken hamate bone in the spring, Brown has collected a scorching .353/.425/.588 line in 40 plate appearances for Triple-A, banging two homers and swiping a base. While Brown is likely the best option right now to man right field for Philly, he's been hobbled by injuries the last few game-playing months, also suffering a strained quad in September 2010. He simply needs at-bats, and the team is wisely opting to have him get those at-bats in Triple-A.

Still, Brown needs to stay on the field. He's important to Phiadelphia's offense, especially down the stretch. If he keeps getting dinged up, the Phillies won't be comfortable bringing him up. As a result, he's  earned several additional days of games in Triple-A beyond whenever his recall date might have been.

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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2011 12:51 pm

Domonic Brown to miss a week with strained thumb

Brown gets hurt while recovering from getting hurt.Dollars to donuts, the guy will spend plenty of time of the DL if & when he makes the Majors.
Every day someone winds up on the DL for a starined this or a sprained that.Baseball players are more fragile tha  NFL players & those guys spend every day hitting each other..I know it will never happen, but I have a solution:You're on the DL, you don't get paid.I'll bet then players will play through the pain like MLB players always have.Micky Mantle played in pain with a hangover every day.
These guys get a sore pinky & they are DL bound.Todays players are more fragile than a dozen eggs carried by a four year old.
I guess I'll look at the bright side: Maybe DiceK, Lackey, & Drew will have a fenderbender.That would put them out for at least the rrest of the year.

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