Found August 30, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Philadelphia Phillies are no longer competing for the playoffs, but they do have a few young players that make it worth continue tuning into their games. Unfortunately, the Phillies top two youngsters have been absent of late. While Philadelphia got outfielder Domonic Brown back in the lineup last night, they were still without third baseman Cody Asche. Domonic Brown Brown was back in the Phillies' starting lineup for the first time since last Friday. He's been sidelined due to a Achilles injury, but the team had said that he had been making good progress recently. While Brown admitted that he experienced soreness during the game, it didn't seem to be anything beyond the general sort that will come from playing nine innings for the first time in a week. "It was a little stiff there later on in the game," Brown said after the Phillies' 11-3 loss to the Mets. "I need to make sure that I kept stretching it, making sure that my calves and hips were stretched out. I'm going to keep doing that. If I keep moving around I'm fine. I felt pretty good." Brown has been one of the lone bright spots for the Phillies this season. He's dealt with injuries of late, including missing a stint after suffering a concussion, but he's totaled 27 home runs on the year. Cody Asche As expected, the Phillies held Asche out of the lineup yesterday. The third baseman tested his ailing hamstring prior to yesterday's game during running drills, but Philadelphia elected to keep him sidelined as a precaution. Manager Ryne Sandberg admitted that he had previously made up his mind that Asche wouldn't play Thursday, adding that he could see a situation where the rookie returns today or in the next few days. "He had a lot of treatments today, treatments throughout the game, which was a good thing," interim manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I wasn't going to use him today. He was pretty optimistic. He hit in the cage a little bit. It's basically a day-to-day thing. I'm hoping for tomorrow, wouldn't be surprised with tomorrow, but if it's a couple of days, it's a couple of days." Whether it's today or this weekend, it doesn't sound like Asche will be out for much longer as a result of his hamstring injury. You never know how players will progress, but it doesn't seem like he'll require a stint on the disabled list. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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