The Phillies made official today what everyone expected would happen when they informed Domonic Brown that will start the season on the disabled list. Brown has been dealing with a sore left Achilles since last week and his recovery was said to be coming along slowly.
All of which means that the Phillies outfield is going to be an even bigger tire fire than expected. Members will include Ben Revere, Darin Ruf and some combination of Jeff Francoeur Jordan Danks, Brian Bogusevic and Rule 5 pick Odubel Herrera.
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Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has been dealing with a sore left Achilles since last week. Manager Ryne Sandberg said Brown is recovering “slowly” from the injury and added that it “could be unlikely” that he will be ready for Opening Day, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
In the event Brown starts the season on the disabled list, the Phillies will likely carry Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks, or Brian Bogusevic on the 25-man roster. The Phillies’ starting outfield on Opening Day could include Ben Revere, Darin Ruf, and Rule 5 pick Odubel Herrera.
Brown, 27, was among baseball’s worst hitters last season, slashing .235/.285/.349 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI in 512 plate appearances.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Emilio Bonifacio the White Sox designated for assignment outfielder Jordan Danks, whose brother John Danks remains in Chicago’s starting rotation.
Danks debuted for the White Sox in 2012 and has logged 386 plate appearances in the majors since then, hitting just .227 with eight homers and a .629 OPS.
He’s also spent a ton of time at Triple-A, totaling 463 games for Charlotte during parts of five seasons, but Danks’ numbers there suggest he’s probably best suited for a backup outfielder gig.