And it will continue for at least another week.
MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports that Brown will not be doing any baseball activities "for a while, at least a week" due to tendinitis in his right Achilles tendon. He re-aggravated the tendon last Friday afternoon running out a ground ball. Brown's loss would play a much larger role if the Phillies were actually contending for a playoff spot.
Brown, who just turned 26, is batting .274/.320/.513 with a team-leading 27 home runs and 81 RBIs this season. His loss is certainly felt with runners in scoring position as he was hitting .286/.354/.571 with eight home runs and 57 RBIs in 112 at-bats. The corner outfielder was selected to his first ever All-Star Game this year at Citi Field.
The lefty is expected to return before the end of the season so a 30 home run season is still not out-of-the-question.
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