Domonic Brown aims to reattain 2013 form after being called up by Phillies
Domonic Brown played in his first game for the Philadelphia Phillies this season on Sunday, finally being called up after working his way back to full strength from an Achilles injury.
Now in his sixth season in the majors, Brown aims to recapture the playing form that once had him pegged as one of the top prospects in baseball.
"[The Phillies] want to see it again," Brown said, "and I want to see it again."
In his first full season in the majors in 2013, the outfielder dazzled at the plate, hitting 27 homers with 83 RBI in 139 games.
After flashing his potential that season, Brown followed it up with a mediocre season that brought up a debate as to what kind of career he'd have.
In 2014, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound outfielder's production at the plate dipped substantially, and he finished the season hitting .235/.285/.349 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI.
His inconsistency, mixed with a logjam in the Phillies' outfield, had manager Ryne Sandberg careful to omit specifics when discussing his forecasted role with the team.
"He'll get some chances to start, and I'll try to mix and match and try to rotate the guys as I see fit," Sandberg said.
Brown started in right field for the Phillies on Sunday, going 0-for-4 while grounding out and flying out twice.
(h/t Philadelphia Daily News)