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)

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

3. Ibanez, LF

4. Howard, 1B

5. Werth, CF

6. Brown, RF

7. Ruiz, C

8. Valdez, SS

9. Halladay, P  


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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