Manager Charlie Manuel said before the finale against the Braves that he expects Brown to start before the end of the road trip. The Phillies open a three-game series against the Reds on Monday afternoon. The trip ends Wednesday.
Brown has started just once since Aug. 24.
"We're trying to get him ready so he can play," Manuel said. "We don't want him to play when he's hurt. We want to look at him. We want to see him. We're looking for a big corner guy in our outfield. We're looking for run producers."