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.

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