Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:54:10 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore will play five days a week in center and left field, according to manager Ryne Sandberg.
Fantasy Tip: Sizemore's guaranteed playing time makes him worth considering for outfield depth in deep mixed leagues. It also hurts Ben Revere and most likely Domonic Brown.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:01:28 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (throat) was not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 13, because he is dealing with strep throat. He is considered day-to-day at this point.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:16:31 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (illness) has been scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, July 12, because of an illness.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:23:53 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown was activated from the paternity list.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:18:16 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Aaron Altherr was optioned to Double-A Reading Thursday, July 3. In a corresponding move, manager Ryne Sandberg said he expects OF Domonic Brown to be recalled Friday, July 4. Brown has been on the paternity list since Tuesday, July 1.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:15:54 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies activated SP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (shoulder) from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to the minors Wednesday, July 2. The team also placed OF Domonic Brown on the paternity list, called up OF Aaron Altherr from the minors and moved RP Mike Adams (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:35:09 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown was not in the lineup Thursday, June 26, and he has been benched twice in the team's last three games.
Fantasy Tip: Brown has been struggling at the plate most of the year, and he further entrenched himself in Ryne Sandberg's doghouse by misjudging a fly ball Wednesday. Sandberg recently said that he could give Brown some time off to recharge mentally so he could be out of the lineup for a few more games.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:25:57 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown is out of the lineup Tuesday, June 24, and could be looking at an extended absence from it. "Maybe a little mental break and start over," manager Ryne Sandberg said of Brown's status. Brown took extra batting practice Tuesday and will be asked to regain a "compact, short, more of a line-drive approach." Of 55 outfielders with 250-plus plate appearances, Brown is near the bottom in batting average (.218), on-base percentage (.272) and slugging percentage (.324). OF John Mayberry Jr. will fill in Tuesday, playing left field and hitting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: If Brown has been dropped in your league and you can afford a consequences-free stash, he may be worth a look. The extra attention analyzing him could pay off. Of course, this could very well become a rotation in the outfield with Brown, Mayberry and newly signed Grady Sizemore, who's on a minor-league deal.
Fri, 30 May 2014 06:40:25 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is not considering demoting OF Domonic Brown to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. "Not at this stage," Amaro said. "We have to get Dom right here before we start thinking about that stuff."
Fantasy Tip: Meanwhile, Darin Ruf is aching for more playing time. He should be a pickup in NL-only and some deep-mixed games. Brown, on the other hand, is hard to justify putting into lineups. If you can buy him low and park him with your reserves, though, he might pay off down the road.
Sat, 24 May 2014 14:40:34 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (back) left the game Saturday, May 24, with mid-back spasms. He is day to day.