Brown agreed to a minor league deal with the Rockies on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports. The 29-year-old has fallen off quite a bit since being named an All-Star in 2013 with the Phillies, a season where he slashed .272/.324/.494 in 540 plate appearances. He spent all of last year in Triple-A Buffalo, slashing just .239/.303/.336 in 509 plate appearances. The Rockies are taking a flyer here, but it seems likely he'll end up back in Triple-A.
Brown is joining the Blue Jays on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports. Brown was terrible for a second straight year in 2015, eventually getting outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster in October. He's fallen a long way since posting a .272/.324/.494 slash line in 2013, but he's still only 28 years old.
Brown has elected free agency, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports. With Brown coming off a miserable 2015 season and arbitration-eligible again this winter, the Phillies just decided to cut bait, outrighting the 28-year-old last week. Brown has refused the assignment and will hit the open market, but he is not guaranteed to receive a major-league offer despite being just two seasons removed from a 27-homer campaign.
The Phillies have outrighted outfielder Domonic Brown off their 40-man roster. Brown split time between Triple-A and the majors and struggled mightily when in the big leagues, slashing just .228/.284/.349. Eligible for salary arbitration this winter, his time in Philadelphia is likely done.
Pete Mackanin has declared that Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown (concussion) will not return this season, CSN Philadelphia reports. Brown has been sidelined since suffering the head injury on Sept 2. He finishes the year slashing .228/.284/.349 with five home runs in 189 at-bats. He will be a non-tender candidate this winter given his struggles the past two seasons.