A week ago the Phillies removed their former top prospect and the former top overall prospect in all of baseball, Domonic Brown from the 40-man roster, sending him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The move allowed him to be eligible to be a free agent if he opted not to accept the assignment.

Per Matt Eddy of Baseball America, Brown has elected free agency.

Since making the 2013 All-Star game, in a season where he blasted 27 home runs, Brown is a .233 hitter and has been a major disappointment. Brown, just 28, started and ended this season on the disabled list and in 189 at-bats this season, he hit .228 with five homers and 25 RBI in just 63 games.

He opened the season in the minors after an Achilles injury during spring training and ended the season on the disabled list when he suffered a concussion, flipping over an outfield wall down the right field line.