With the Philadelphia Phillies toiling at 63-77 on the season, it hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine by any means. However, the team’s prognosis took a turn for the worse on Thursday based on reports surrounding their prized outfielder, Domonic Brown.
Brown hasn’t appeared in a game since September 1st as a result of an achilles issue, but MLB.com is now reporting that Brown’s achilles problem has downgraded into full-blown tendinitis. According to Todd Zolecki, Brown admitted that he would be out for more than a week more, and based on that information, his season is very much up in the air with Philadelphia so far out of the race.
On the year, Brown has 25 home runs and a .513 slugging percentage that has reminded the entire baseball world of why he was considered to be a top-flight prospect. At age 25, it seems like Brown has been around forever, but he is just now entering his prime, and Philadelphia is devoid of young talent. The team desperately needs a healthy, surging Brown in the outfield for 2014 (at least offensively), and if the injury issue drags on further, it is certainly in play to see him shut down.
Stay tuned for information as it comes, but Brown’s prospects for return in 2013 are seriously in doubt.