Brown back in Phillies' lineup

Brown back in Phillies' lineup

Brown back in Phillies' lineup
CINCINNATI -- Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown returned to the starting lineup on Monday in Cincinnati after missing significant action for the past week and a half.

Brown has been nursing tendinitis in his left knee, but said he felt ready to return to action.

"It's pretty good. It's getting better," Brown said. "I've just got to grind it out the last couple weeks."

The 22-year-old left-handed hitter had made just one start since July 24 prior to Monday, and said he's still feeling a little soreness some days.

"Some days [are] better than others, but I think I'm ready to play," Brown said. "We'll see what happens. It's been a little sore, but other than that it's all right."

Brown went 0-for-4 in the Phillies' 4-2 win over the Reds on Monday.