CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown will start the season on the disabled list.
The 27-year-old was out of the lineup for the 12th straight game on Tuesday with left Achilles tendinitis. The former All-Star was scheduled to return to the field as a designated hitter in a minor league game Tuesday afternoon.
"It's the right thing to do physically and also with regard to his preparedness," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday. "We want to make sure he's playing well and getting his legs underneath him and swinging the bat, doing the things he needs to do to get ready for the season to help us in Philadelphia."