Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 5/29/13
The news about Chase Utley was not good. The Philadelphia Phillies originally expected him back in the lineup on June 5th. GM Ruben Amaro said that will not happen. Utley still feels tenderness in his side and will likely miss an additional 15 games. While this is a setback for the Fightin’ Phils, it could also be an opportunity for the team and youngster Domonic Brown. Brown won the National League player of the week award last week after hitting .348 with 2 homeruns, a triple, 2 doubles, 4 runs scored, and 7 RBI’s in 6 games. His power in the past 30 days over a full season would produce more than 40 homeruns and over 120 RBI’s. Is it too soon to move him into the third spot in the lineup? Manager Charlie Manuel said that Brown would let him know when he is ready by his play. But the right time to move him could be right now. Consider the Phillies struggles to score runs. It is almost impossible to think that moving Brown into the third spot could make things worse. If anything, Brown
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