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Brown to make big league debut

UPDATED: The lineup has been posted and Domonic Brown will make his major league debut, hitting sixth and playing rightfield tonight against Arizona.

Brown to make big league debut

Domonic Brown, seen here while with the Reading Phillies, will start for the Phillies tonight. (Charles Fox / Staff Photographer)
Domonic Brown, seen here while with the Reading Phillies, will start for the Phillies tonight. (Charles Fox / Staff Photographer)

UPDATED: The lineup has been posted and Domonic Brown will make his major league debut, hitting sixth and playing rightfield tonight against Arizona.

Here is the lineup:

1. Polanco, 2B

2. Dobbs, 3B

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3. Ibanez, LF

4. Howard, 1B

5. Werth, CF

6. Brown, RF

7. Ruiz, C

8. Valdez, SS

9. Halladay, P  

EARLIER

The Domonic Brown era has begun.

Centerfielder Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal strain on his left side, the Phillies announced.

The Phillies selected the contract of Brown, the organization's top prospect, from Triple A Lehigh Valley to take his roster spot. Brown will wear No. 9 and will be available for tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks, presumably as the starting rightfielder.

Victorino was hitting .250 with a career-high 15 home runs and 53 RBI in 98 games for the Phillies this season.

Victorino, who has a team-leading 20 stolen bases this season, suffered the injury while diving back into first base during a pickoff attempt in last night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park.

Brown, 22, has combined to hit .327 (112-for-343) with 46 extra-base hits, including 20 home runs and 68 RBI over 93 games for Double A Reading and Lehigh Valley.

More to come.

 

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