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Brandon Phillips | Second Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brandon Phillips singled twice in four at-bats as the Reds fell to the Cubs on Wednesday.
Phillips started the season on a 2-for-17 slide, but has come on in his last four games. Counting Wednesday's performance, he has nine hits (all singles) in his last 17 at-bats. Obviously, we'd like to see a double or a home run sprinkled in there, but we'll take what we can get after the 34-year-old posted a disappointing .678 OPS last season. Apr 15 - 10:51 PM

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Brandon Phillips passed a concussion test and could play as soon as Wednesday.

Phillips had to exit Tuesday's game due to lightheadedness following a collision with Starlin Castro, but it sounds like he'll be fine. The second baseman is batting .300/.323/.300 in the early going for the Reds.
Apr 14 - 11:31 PM

Brandon Phillips had to leave Tuesday's game against the Cubs due to lightheadedness.

Phillips was involved in a collision at third base with Starlin Castro, who fell on top of Phillips after an attempted tag. The Reds aren't saying anything about a possible concussion, so it sounds like the second baseman should be alright.
Apr 14 - 9:57 PM

Brandon Phillips had to leave Tuesday's game against the Cubs with an injury after a collision with Starlin Castro.

Castro made an aggressive tag on Phillips and then fell on top of him as the latter advanced to third base on a play. Phillies remained in the game for another half-inning before being removed. The Reds should have more on his status later Tuesday.
Apr 14 - 9:29 PM

Brandon Phillips went 4-for-5 with four singles and two runs scored in Monday's 10-inning loss to the Cubs.

Phillips was off to a miserable start, entering the game batting .174 (4-for-23) but brought his average all the way up to .286 with the performance. He's still looking for his first extra-base hit, however. Phillips hit only eight home runs last season, his lowest in a full season since 2003.
Apr 13 - 11:31 PM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBI as the Reds dropped a Cactus League decision to the Brewers on Friday.

Phillips got the Reds on the board with a two-run double off Matt Garza in the first inning then repeated the same feat again in the fifth. The 33-year-old has been off to a slow start this spring, hitting .233 (10-for-43) with no homers and six RBI.
Mar 28 - 1:09 AM

Brandon Phillips went 1-for-5 in Thursday's 13-2 drubbing of the Indians in Cactus League action.

Phillips remains cold this spring, as his performance drops his average to .205 (8-for-39). Half of his hits are doubles, but that's been the extent of his offensive performance. Phillips hit a career-low eight home runs and knocked in a career-low 51 runs over a near-full slate of plate appearances last season, so the Reds are hoping for a rebound effort from the 33-year-old.
Mar 26 - 7:18 PM

Brandon Phillips went 1-for-3 in Wednesday's Cactus League loss to the Royals.

Phillips is only 2-for-12 in the early going. The Reds are hoping to see some kind of spark as the second baseman's numbers have been steadily declining over the past three seasons. He wrapped up the 2014 season with a meager .266/.306/.372 slash line with eight home runs and 51 RBI.
Mar 11 - 6:51 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Saturday that Brandon Phillips is 100 percent healthy and that he expects him to rebound in 2015.

"I have not lost one bit of confidence or expectation that he’s going to have a big year" Price indicated. The 33-year-old is coming off a disappointing 2014 season where he slashed just .266/.306/.372 with career worsts of eight homers, 51 RBI and two stolen bases. While a rebound of some sort is likely, his days of fantasy stardom are long gone.
Feb 28 - 11:52 AM

Making his first start in the leadoff spot since 2012, Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a homer Thursday in the Reds' 5-3 win over the Brewers.

Phillips was leading off because Billy Hamilton had the day off. The homer off Yovani Gallardo was his first in 32 games since he returned from a torn thumb ligament. He had seven homers in the first half, but he was hitting just .227/.286/.282 since returning.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Brandon Phillips provided the Reds their only hit as they were shut out by the Cubs 7-0 on Tuesday.

Jake Arrieta was five outs from a no-hitter, but Phillips ended the attempt with a double to left-center. He finished 1-for-3 on the night. Phillips is near the end of a dreadful, injury-hampered season, slashing .258/.302/.364 with seven home runs and 48 RBI.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:02:00 PM

Brandon Phillips is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Monday night against the Cubs.

It's just a routine day of rest for the veteran second baseman, who's batting .202 with a .523 OPS since returning August 18 from a torn thumb ligament. Kristopher Negron is starting at second base on Monday.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Reds activated 2B Brandon Phillips from the 15-day disabled list.

Phillips is back in the Reds' starting lineup on Monday night (in St. Louis) for the first time since tearing a ligament in his left thumb on July 10. The second baseman was batting .272/.308/.392 with seven home runs and 40 RBI in 86 games before the injury.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 03:54:00 PM

Brandon Phillips (thumb) went 2-for-3 with a double in his final minor league rehab game for Class-A Dayton on Sunday.

He's expected to be activated from the disabled list and return to the Reds lineup on Monday. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since tearing a ligament in his left thumb on July 11, but made very quick progress in his recovery.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Brandon Phillips (thumb) went 0-for-2 plus a walk in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

He also made an error defensively. Of course, he was squaring off against Gerrit Cole who was dominant on the hill, so that explains the hitless night at the dish. He's expected to play another pair of rehab games over the weekend and if all goes well, return to the Reds starting lineup on Monday.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 08:37:00 AM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Anthony DeSclafani
5Jason Marquis
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jumbo Diaz
3Burke Badenhop
4Tony Cingrani
5Sean Marshall
6JJ Hoover
7Manny Parra
8Kevin Gregg
9Pedro Villarreal