Clearwater, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown will start the season on the disabled list with left Achilles inflammation.

"It's the right thing to do physically and also with regard to his preparedness," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday. "We want to make sure he's playing well and getting his legs underneath him and swinging the bat, doing the things he needs to do to get ready for the season to help us in Philadelphia."

The move can be backdated to March 27, which means he could be activated as soon as April 11.

Brown, who was slated to start the season in right field, hit .241 with two RBI in 11 spring training games.

A first-time All-Star in 2013, Brown hit just .235 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI in 144 games last season.

The Phillies also released pitcher Kevin Slowey on Tuesday.