Phillies Outright Dominic Brown, Three Others to Minors
The Dom Brown era in Philadelphia is over.
The Phillies have outrighted four players off their 40-man roster in addition to Brown, the team cut ties with Brian Bogusevic, Kelly Dugan and catcher/first baseman Tommy Joseph.
In 189 at-bats during the 2015 campaign Brown hit .228 with five homers and 25 RBI in 2015, a concussion in early September resulted in an early end to the season for the 28-year-old outfielder. Many will remember the No. 1 overall prospect label that Brown could never shake, his name was mentioned during the 2009 trade deadline when the Phillies were trying to acquire Roy Halladay - they ended up trading for Cliff Lee.
But Brown never really made an impact - until 2013. That season, a 25-year old Brown, made the major league baseball all-star game hitting 27 home runs, hitting .272 with 83 RBI - but during the second half of that season Brown stumbled and in 2014 he hit just .235 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI.
The other big name in this move is Joseph, acquired in the Hunter Pence deal to be the catcher of the future, concussions have been a major problem for him. In 58 minor league games this season, he hit .241 with six homers and 28 RBI, moving to first base after another concussion left him sidelined.
The 25-year-old Dugan was the 75th pick of the 2009 draft, he hit .274 with three homers and 33 RBI across 310 at-bats this season. Bogusevic, 31, hit .259 with two homers, five RBI and a pair of steals in 58-at bats with the Phillies.