CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Top prospect Domonic Brown left Wednesday's game and sat out Thursday with triple-A Lehigh Valley due to a sprained right thumb. The Phillies say the injury is "mild" and Brown will miss two to four days.
Brown is closely watched in the minors because of the lack of production in right field from Ben Francisco. The 23-year-old is 19 for 53 in 14 minor-league games since coming returning from a broken hamate bone on his right hand.
The hamate bone is on the opposite part of the hand from the thumb.
Brown has a 16-game hitting streak for the IronPigs dating back to last season. In nine games this year with Lehigh Valley, he has three outfield assists.
He was 1 for 4 Thursday with a run and RBI before being removed in the middle of the ninth.
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