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Injury gives Phils' Brown his chance

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies placed CF Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and called up touted prospect and former Pasco High standout Domonic Brown from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Brown, 22, started against the Diamondbacks, playing rightfield and batting sixth. One of baseball's best prospects, he batted .327 with 20 homers and 68 RBIs in 93 games at Double-A Reading and Lehigh Valley.

"I'm pretty nervous, but a good nervous," Brown said. "I'm trying to get the first game under my belt and get rolling."

Brown shook off any nerves he had, hitting an RBI double off the rightfield wall in his first at-bat.

Victorino has an abdominal strain on his left side.

NO DEAL: Cubs 1B Derrek Lee invoked his no-trade clause to reject a proposed deal with the Angels. Lee said he decided the best thing for himself and his family was to stay in Chicago.

In other Cubs news, RHP Carlos Zambrano, who is on the restricted list, will rejoin the team today and is expected to be activated shortly thereafter.

DODGERS DEAL: Los Angeles acquired OF Scott Podsednik from the Royals for two minor-leaguers.

STRASBURG'S STATUS: Nationals rookie RHP Stephen Strasburg said he first felt tightness in his pitching shoulder "a couple days ago" and chalked it up to "kind of hitting the wall a little bit." He said he felt much better a day after being scratched.

BANGED-UP ANGELS: RHP Joel Pineiro strained an oblique muscle on his left side and is out for six to eight weeks. And RHP Dan Haren, who was hit in the forearm by a line drive Monday, expects to make his next start.

A'S: RHP Ben Sheets is out for the season with a torn flexor in his right elbow.

GIANTS: Closer Brian Wilson was fined by Major League Baseball for wearing orange cleats in Tuesday's game. The shoes, a gift from Nike, apparently violated the league's dress code. Wilson used a black marking pen to color in a portion of his cleats.

PIRATES: RHP Ross Ohlendorf left in the first after a line drive by the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki struck the right side of his face.

Injury gives Phils' Brown his chance 07/28/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 9:29pm]
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