WASHINGTON - APRIL 07: Ian Desmond #6 of the Washington Nationals forces out Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies to start a double play at Nationals Park on April 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Desmond to DL with oblique tear from MRI accord to Davey— Byron Kerr (@masnKerr) July 22, 2012
Many sources report that Desmond will miss about two weeks. The 26-year-old entered Sunday with a remarkable .286/.322/503 line on the season and his absence will create a hole in Washington's lineup that Corey Brown hopes to fill.
Corey Brown will meet with the Nats in New York tomorrow and join the roster, person with knowledge says. Just pulled from Syracuse's game.— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) July 22, 2012
Brown has had a fantastic season with Triple-A Syracuse, reaching base safely at a .384 clip and mashing 21 round-trippers. The outfielder has reached the majors for cups of coffee twice before, this time hoping to stick with the big league club.