Phillies Injuries: Brown’s throat, Lee’s elbow, Mayberry’s wrist
Jul 25, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown (9) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two RBI home run during the seventh inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won 9-5. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown is on the verge of getting all the ice cream he can eat.
That’s the typical remedy when having your tonsils removed and that’s probably something Brown will have done once the season is over.
“I’m pretty sure I’m going to have my tonsils removed after the season,” Brown told MLB’s official website. “The doc was saying they were the size of a 13-year-old kid. They’re supposed to get smaller as you get older.”
Brown has made relatively little noise this season for Philadelphia, hitting .231 with a .281 OBP. He does have 5o RBIs this season, not a bad number considering he has 119 in his four-year career. He’s been unable to boost his numbers given that tonsillitis has kept him out of the lineup.
“I’m just trying to take it day by day, trying to get my butt back out there and play with my teammates,” said Brown. “But it’s good to be back around the guys instead of being at home.”
The most notable of all Phillies injuries is Cliff Lee‘s left elbow strain. Lee suffered the injury in the third inning of Thursday’s game. Currently on the 15-day DL, it’s expected he will be done for the season and he could meet with the famed Dr. James Andrews. Lee has yet to get an MRI, but has met with a team doctor.
If Lee requires surgery he could miss time next season. If that should happen, temporary replacement David Buchanan could spend a lot more time at the big-league level. He filled in for Lee earlier this season when we was out with the same injury and is 5-5 in a Phillies uniform. The rookie will start in the veteran’s spot in the Phillies rotation starting Wednesday.
Like Brown, another outfielder is working his way back to the Phillies.
John Mayberry, Jr. is recovering from inflammation in his left wrist. Mayberry has been doing some light hitting after a rest period following a cortisone shot. A rehab assignment may be in his future.