Phillies place Brown on paternity leave list

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Updated: 7/02/2014 12:30 pm

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies have placed outfielder Domonic Brown on the paternity leave list and recalled outfielder Aaron Altherr from Double-A Reading.

Brown is hitting .225 with five homers and 39 RBI in 81 games this season.

Altherr appeared in one game for the Phillies earlier this season.

Also Wednesday, right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez was activated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to Reading and right-hander Mike Adams will take Gonzalez's spot on the list as he has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

In addition, the team announced that catcher Wil Nieves will begin a rehabilitation assignment with the Gulf Coast League Phillies.

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