Brown recently told Matt Gelb of The Athletic that he's "ready to call it quits" and about "90 percent" sure that he'll retire from professional baseball.
Once one of baseball's top prospects and an All-Star for the Phillies in 2013, when he slugged 27 home runs, Brown's time in the majors came to an end only two years later. Between 2014 and 2015, Brown slashed just .233/.285/.349 (76 wRC+) with 15 long balls in 716 plate appearances, prompting the Phillies to outright him off the 40-man roster prior to the 2016 season. He stuck around in affiliated ball the following two years before spending the most recent two seasons in the Mexican League. Brown told Gelb that he plans to begin a coaching career as he moves on from his playing days.
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 that 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.
Outfielder Domonic Brown remains sidelined with a head injury, as he is not the Phillies' lineup Monday.
Brown left a game on Sept. 2 with a possible concussion and has not played since.
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown, who missed Friday's game, is not in the lineup for his team's matchup against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Brown left Wednesday's game with a head injury.
A concussion could prevent Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown from playing Friday night in Boston. He is out of the lineup.
Brown left the game Wednesday with the head injury. It remains to be seen how long he'll be sidelined.
Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown was sent back to Philadelphia and he will see a doctor on Thursday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Brown was forced out of Wednesday's game with what seemed like a possible concussion.
A possible concussion has forced the removal of Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown from the Wednesday night game against the host Mets, per CSNPhilly.com.
Brown departed in the fourth inning after striking out in his only at-bat.
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown is back in the lineup Friday against host Milwaukee after losing two games to an illness.
It remains to be seen if he can break from an 0-for-7 slump that followed a strong run in late July and early August.
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown was not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, missing a second straight game due to an illness.
Brown is hitless in his last two games. However, he is batting .317 with a .567 slugging percentage and .916 OPS in his last 17 games (13 starts). He has one double, one triple, four home runs and 14 RBI in that span.
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown is suffering from a stomach illness and was held out of Tuesday's lineup at Arizona, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
He was replaced in the lineup by Jeff Francoeur, who will hit fifth. Over his last 12 games, Brown is hitting .267 with four home runs and 14 RBI.
Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown had a big day at the plate, but the Phillies came up short in the 10-8 loss to the Dodgers. Brown went 2 for 5 with four RBI, including a three-run home run off Zack Greinke in the first inning. The big fly gave the Phillies a two-run lead, but the Dodgers would rally back for the victory.
Brown, who began the year at Triple-A, has been putting up good numbers as of late. All three of his home runs have come over his past nine games, during which he's batting .324 with nine RBI.
"Yeah, he's been swinging the bat better," Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said, per MLB.com. "It looks like he's playing with more confidence. It's nice to see. As I've said before, we want him to hit and hit for power. He's starting to do that a little bit. If we can get him back to the year he made the All-Star team, that's what we're trying to do. But it is encouraging."
Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game, snapping a string of nine straight starts.
Brown is replaced by Jeff Francoeur, who gets his first start in right since July 4.
It took a long stint in the minors and three weeks with the Phillies. But outfielder Domonic Brown finally has his average up to .200.
That might not seem like much, but it took some work after he had struggled upon his promotion. Brown rapped two singles Sunday against Washington, driving in a run in the second and scoring one in the fourth. He has hit safely in six of his last seven starts and has five hits in his last 14 at-bats.
Brown, who exploded onto the scene with 27 home runs in 2013, has just 10 since and none this season.
Right fielder Domonic Brown has started the last six games as the Phillies hope he can recapture the magic that made him one of the most productive players in the National League two years ago.
Instead, he is providing numbers that motivated them to send him to the minors.
Brown is batting just .174 (4-for-23) since coming back - though it is just a small sample size. It is hoped his Sunday performance, in which he doubled and scored twice, will get him kick-started. The double was his first extra-base hit of the year. And it's encouraging that he has struck out just three times.
The Phillies are starting Domonic Brown in right field for Sunday's series-finale against the Pirates.
Joining Brown in the outfield will be Jeff Francoeur in left. Francoeur will hit second in the lineup and Brown will bat sixth. With Brown and Francoeur in the outfield, Ben Revere will move over into center for Sunday's game.
The Phillies announced that they have recalled outfielder Domonic Brown from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, who will be available for Sunday afternoon's game against the Pirates.
The corresponding move was to swap him out with outfielder Darin Ruf, who will head down to Lehigh Valley.
Brown began the year with an Achilles injury and was demoted to Triple-A following the completion of his rehab. With Lehigh Valley, Brown hit .257/.307/.352 with two home runs and 26.
He'll start in right field with the Phillies.
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