Brown's hand stepped on, but he still hits

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Domonic Brown gets his hand stepped on and still hits.

He went 2-for-3 Friday in a 3-2 loss to the Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. He singled sharply to left field in the first inning. But Rays first baseman James Loney stepped on Brown's right hand as he dove back to first base.

It left a mark, but he stayed in the game after getting the hand treated. He singled to left in the fourth.

"It's all good," Brown said.

Brown is hitting .424 this spring. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel once again called Brown the biggest bright spot in Phillies camp.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.