Brown to get regular playing time in outfield

Brown to get regular playing time in outfield

WASHINGTON -- Domonic Brown's name was penciled in as a starter on Charlie Manuel's lineup card for the first time in 2012 on Wednesday.

Brown, who spent parts of the last two seasons with the Phillies, spent most of this season honing his skills with Triple-A Lehigh before he was promoted on Tuesday. Once regarded as the organization's top prospect, Brown is expected to get a lot of playing time over the final 59 games of the season.

On Wednesday, he started in left field and hit out of the six-hole against Nationals right-hander Edwin Jackson, the same hurler he made his Major League debut against in July 2010. He went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in that game.

While in the Minor Leagues, Brown played all three outfield positions. Where will he stick in the Phillies' outfield?

"I might try him at all three," Manuel said. "Put him out there and let him play a while and see if he can be comfortable and stuff like that. I might try him at all three, see which one he plays best."