Dominic Brown will likely return Tuesday from injury


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

A wrist injury isn’t likely to keep Dominic Brown out of the Philadelphia Phillies’ lineup any longer.

The outfielder anticipates he’ll be among Philadelphia’s starters Tuesday when the Philllies open a series with the Miami Marlins.  Brown hurt his wrist in Tuesday’s game against the San Diego Padres when his right arm tucked under him while he made an outstanding diving catch.   That same game he hit his tenth home run of the season.

In the last two games against San Diego, Brown went a combined 4-for-8 with two runs and an RBI.  He was, however, kept out of Friday and Saturday’s games against the Oakland Athletics.  In one pinch-hit at bat on Sunday Brown struck out.

“It’s just a bruise,” Brown told MLB’s official website.  “We took the X-ray and everything came back negative. I’m all good to go.”

The combination of Darin Ruf, Grady Sizemore and Tony Gwynn, Jr. filled in for Brown in the series against Oakland.  The trio went hitless on the weekend.

In other Phillies’ injury news, shortstop Jimmy Rollins appears to still be sidelined with a tweaked hamstring.  The Philadelphia Daily News reported Sunday that manager Ryne Sandberg did not have new information about Rollins’ status.

The Phillies open a three-game series in Miami on Tuesday, followed by three games at home against the Atlanta Braves to finish out the 2014 season.