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Domonic Brown felt and heard a pop when he made a diving catch against the Cincinnati Reds. The Philadelphia Phillies outfielder said he tried to take a few swings after he felt the pop in his back and it really hurt. However, Brown does not expect the injury to be serious. John Lannan's injury may be a little more serious. He is experiencing knee soreness that likely contributed to his poor outing Wednesday.
According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, both Brown and Lannan will be examined by doctors. Brown is scheduled to undergo an MRI, but he does not seem concerned about the injury. Lannan will be examined by the team physician today. Injuries to either or both players will hurt the Phillies going forward. Brown has been solid in the field, and Lannan had a string of two consecutive quality starts snapped yesterday.
Brown was drafted by the Phillies back in 2006. He is now playing in his fourth Major League season. In his career, Brown has hit .235/.311/.386. He's never been a threat with the bat, but he is fast and can cover distance in the outfield.
Lannan signed withe Phillies this past offseason in his first year of free agency. He spent the previous six seasons with the Washington Nationals. In his career, Lannan is 42-53 with a 4.05 ERA. So far this season, he is 0-1 with a 6.14 ERA. The ERA cane attributed almost exclusively to his start Wednesday in which he gave up six runs in 1 2/3 innings.
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