Dom Brown eying return to lineup on Monday

Dom Brown eying return to lineup on Monday
August 25, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Dom Brown, who hopes to return to the lineup Monday after sitting out Sunday's game, leads the Phillies with 20 homers. (AP)

Take a sigh of relief, Phillies fans.

All-Star outfielder Domonic Brown is battling inflammation in his right Achilles, but he and the club do not believe it’s anything serious.

“I feel pretty good,” Brown said before Sunday’s game. “My Achilles has been a little sore the last couple of days.”

Before taking the field in the third inning of Saturday’s game, Brown was replaced by John Mayberry Jr. because of soreness in the right heel. The 25-year-old said he suffered the injury two or three games ago when stepping on the bag and it’s been nagging him a bit ever since.

An X-Ray showed some inflammation, but that was all, Brown said.

“I feel all right, it’s definitely getting better -- just really stiff last night taking swings,” Brown said. “Hopefully I’ll be back in the lineup [Monday] or the next day."

Brown was given some anti-inflammatory to reduce the swelling and thinks he’ll be available to pinch-hit Sunday if need be.

Brown leads the Phillies in home runs (27) and RBIs (80).

After Sunday’s game, the Phillies head to Citi Field to take on the Mets for a four-game series that starts Monday.

“Putting weight on it is really the big thing,” Brown said. “I think it’s getting better.”