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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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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

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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

Brandon Phillips (thumb) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Louisville.

If everything goes smoothly, the second baseman could return to the Reds' active roster on Monday. Phillips has been on the disabled list since July 10 with a torn ligament in his left thumb. The Reds have been using Ramon Santiago and Kris Negron at second base.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Brandon Phillips (thumb) could begin a rehab assignment at either Triple-A Louisville or Low-A Dayton on Friday.

It will put him on pace to be activated as soon as Monday if all goes well. Phillips took batting practice on Tuesday and it evidently went well enough that the Reds think he's nearly ready for game action. "That'll be the logical next step and then it'll be a game-by-game evaluation of how he's doing," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "He's going to certainly need at least a handful of at-bats to assess where he is and get his timing back somewhat and then we'll evaluate and see where he is."
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Brandon Phillips (thumb) took batting practice on Tuesday.

Phillips has been hitting in the cage and fielding grounders for the last week, but it's the first time he's taken BP since tearing a ligament in his left thumb on July 11. "I think he's been swinging the bat pain free, even with the vibration," manager Bryan Price said. The Reds remain hopeful of getting Phillips back before the end of the month. He'll go out on a rehab assignment before returning.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Brandon Phillips (thumb) has been cleared to begin swinging a bat after a visit Thursday with the hand surgeon who performed his operation.

"He's swinging in the cage off a tee, so it's baby steps," Reds trainer Paul Lessard said. "But it's good baby steps." Phillips had already been fielding grounders for a few days, but he's doing so with a flat glove and will need to show he can do it with a regular glove that has some sort of protection. "We're working on some devices to keep the thumb stiff," Lessard said. "He's such a freewheeling guy. I don't want him hesitant in the field." Manager Bryan Price said Phillips is a bit ahead of his projected six-week timetable, but he'll need a rehab assignment before returning. "He'll have to go play somewhere," Price said. "It's a surgery and it's five- to six-week recover period. That's a long time away from the game without seeing live pitching."
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 09:23:00 AM

Brandon Phillips (thumb) has begun fielding grounders.

He had been throwing for a while, but obviously being able to use his left hand again is a big step. Phillips is roughly three weeks away from a return after having surgery in mid-July to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. He's hit .272/.308/.392 with seven homers and 40 RBI for the Reds this season.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Brandon Phillips (thumb) did some throwing on Monday.

"He was able to throw. Obviously, he was not able to catch the ball," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "And he's able to do some movement with his hand a lot more comfortably. It's still on schedule but still a ways away." Phillips is expected to be sidelined until late August following left thumb surgery.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 08:38:00 PM

Reds placed 2B Brandon Phillips on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 10, with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Phillips will undergo surgery and is expected to be sidelined around six weeks. Ramon Santiago is at second base for the Reds Friday and should see the bulk of the starts there unless the club acquires someone that's currently outside the organization.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Brandon Phillips will undergo left thumb surgery and is expected to miss around six weeks.

The exact nature of the injury isn't yet known, but it's apparently not as serious as Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who is expected to miss 8-12 weeks following thumb surgery. The Reds figure to look to Ramon Santiago as their primary second baseman for now.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 05:00:00 PM

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