Jul 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown (9) hits a two RBI double during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Philadelphia Phillies open to trading Domonic Brown

The Philadelphia Phillies waited and waited for Domonic Brown to reach his potential. And now after finally doing so in 2013, it looks as if the team is ready to sell-high on the outfielder who clubbed 27 home runs in just 496 at-bats.

Sources: Phillies actively shopping OF Domonic Brown. Looking for controllable starting pitching in return. Idea is to sell high on him.

Brown is still just 26, though, has all but grown out of the ‘prospect’ label and is now a certifiable Major League player.

After struggling in three seasons prior to his emergence, the Phillies seem to be banking that Brown can’t reproduce his wonderful 2013 campaign and that it was more of an anomaly than the standard, much like the Padres have found out with third baseman Chase Headley.

It’s certainly a risk for the Phillies, though, there’s little reason not to shop the outfielder given his numbers. If Philadelphia can’t get what they’re looking for, they don’t need to pull the trigger but there’s little harm in seeing what’s available.

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