The Phillies announced they have placed outfield Domonic Brown on the paternity leave list and recalled outfielder Aaron Altherr from Double-A Reading.
Brown, 27, is batting .225/.277/.323 with five home runs and 39 RBIs on the season. A far cry from last season when he batted .272/.324/.494 with 27 home runs and 83 RBIs en route to being selected to the All Star team. Brown is batting .237/.302/.263 with no home runs and three RBIs in his last 13 games but has begun to turn it around batting .333/.368/.333 in his last six games going 6-for-18.
He has hit one home run in his last 26 games. Take as much time as you need to get yourself together, Dom.
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