By Evan Brunell
Domonic Brown has finally recieved the call to the major leagues.
The move was made when Shane Victorino hit the disabled list. Brown is naturally a right fielder, so Ben Francisco and Michael Martinez will split playing time in center. Brown will also have to contend with John Mayberry, Jr., but Mayberry will likely man left field in lieu of Raul Ibanez against left-handers.
Brown, 23, made his major-league debut last season and posted a .210/.257/.355 line in 70 plate appearances. He entered spring training in the lead for the right field job, but injuries knocked him out. He's been playing in Triple-A, getting 51 plate appearances after a five-game stint in high-Class A. For Triple-A, he was raking to the tune of a .341/.431/.537 line with two home runs. GM Ruben Amaor has been adamant that Brown needs more playing time, but appears to have changed his mind as the Phillies are in desperate need of offense, and Brown is the logical boost.
In another move, the team optioned reliever Scott Mathieson to the minors and recalled David Herndon. Joe Blanton is also expected to go on the DL, but that hasn't happened yet.
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