Domonic Brown has hand surgery
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP)
The rookie had surgery Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Brown broke a bone while fouling off a pitch in a game Sunday. Phillies head team trainer Scott Sheridan says Brown will be back at camp in Florida on Wednesday to begin a rehabilitation program.
The 23-year-old Brown is a top prospect in the majors. Minus him, the NL East champions may rely on Ben Francisco to play right field.
The Phillies did not provide a medical update on second baseman Chase Utley. The five-time All-Star has been out of the lineup this spring with tendinitis in his right knee.