The Phillies intend to send Domonic Brown to instructional league upon the conclusion of the regular season, a team source said Monday.
Brown was recalled Friday from triple-A Lehigh Valley, and could still qualify for the Phillies' postseason roster. But the team is more concerned with Brown learning left field and beginning 2012 with a clean slate. That will be his focus for two weeks at instructional league in Clearwater, Fla.
When that ends Oct. 15, Brown's season will be over. He will not play winter ball.
Brown spent extra time early Monday afternoon in left field with third-base coach and outfield instructor Juan Samuel. He then sat and spoke with Ruben Amaro Jr. in Section 114 as the rest of the team prepared to stretch.