Danks, Sizemore top candidates for Phils' right-field job

Club reassigns Bogusevic to Minor League camp to further shape outfield

Danks, Sizemore top candidates for Phils' right-field job

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies cleared up their outfield situation Wednesday morning.

They announced they had reassigned Brian Bogusevic to Minor League camp. Domonic Brown will open the season on the 15-day disabled list with left Achilles tendinitis, which leaves Jordan Danks and Grady Sizemore as the top two candidates to be the team's Opening Day right fielder.

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg plans to start Ben Revere in left and Odubel Herrera in center.

Bogusevic, who was a non-roster invitee, hit .306 (11-for-36) with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs this spring. Danks, who is on the 40-man roster, is hitting .250 (9-for-36) with two doubles, one home run and five RBIs. Sizemore, who has a guaranteed one-year, $2.5 million contract, is hitting .214 (9-for-42) with three RBIs.

Jeff Francoeur, who also is a candidate to play right field, is hitting .189 (7-for-37) with two doubles and two RBIs.

"He had a really good spring for us," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said about Bogusevic. "We're glad we have him. We have a volatile outfield right now. He shouldn't be discouraged by how he impressed us, because he did play well. We just feel like there are other guys ahead of him right now."

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