The MRI examination of Domonic Brown's right Achilles tendon revealed what Ryne Sandberg described Monday as "good news." There is tendinitis and bursitis near the tendon, the Phillies said. Brown will play as much as he can tolerate.
Given the way Brown talks about the pain, it could limit his September performance.
"It definitely could have been worse," Brown said. "But it's still tendinitis, so that explains why I play one day and the next couple of days I feel it. It feels OK right now."
Brown has started just two of the Phillies' last nine games. Even after a 15-day trip to the disabled list earlier in the season because of a concussion, Brown entered Monday third in the National League with 27 homers. The leader was Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez with 32.