A source close to Brown told PhoulBallz.com today that the Phillies top prospect will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday with the High A Level Clearwater Threshers.
The 23-year-old has been out since early March with a broken hook of the hamate bone in his right hand. Brown underwent surgery to fix the problem on March 8.
Brown, a left-handed hitting outfielder, has been playing in extended spring training with the Phillies' club for the past week. In action on Tuesday, Brown posted 4 hits in 5 at bats, with 2 homeruns.
If Brown, is able to swiftly return to form, he could be an option for a struggling Phillies offense. The only question is; will the Phillies keep him in the minors or bring him back to the majors where he struggled late last season?
Portions of this post were contributed by Pat Gallen of PhilliesNation.
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