Today's Lineup: Domonic Brown returns as DH

Today's Lineup: Domonic Brown returns as DH

Spring training bright spots: Ben Revere, Marlon Byrd

March 22, 2014, 11:15 am
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Domonic Brown will play for the first time in a week after a bout with the flu. (USA Today Images)

Domonic Brown is back in the Phillies' lineup for Saturday's 1:05 p.m. tilt with the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton.

Brown, who hasn't played since March 15 because of a bout with the flu, will bat sixth and serve as the designated hitter.

The 26-year-old outfielder has struggled mightily at the plate this spring. In 35 at-bats, he has just six hits (.171), including one triple and no homers. A year ago, when he hit 23 first-half homers en route to his first all-star appearance, Brown tore the cover off the ball in the spring, batting .356 with four doubles and seven homers.

A.J. Burnett will make his fourth Grapefruit League start. The right-hander was roughed up a bit in his past two outings, when he allowed nine runs and 11 hits in seven innings over two games against the Orioles.

Stolmy Pimentel takes the rubber for Pittsburgh.

Here is the Phillies' full lineup:

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Jimmy Rollins, SS
3. Marlon Byrd, RF
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Carlos Ruiz, C
6. Domonic Brown, DH
7. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
8. Cody Asche, 3B
9. Tony Gwynn Jr., LF