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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 went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a solo home run in Sunday's victory against the Nationals.
Phillips added an insurance run with a solo home run in the fifth inning, then broke a 2-2 tie and started a six-run rally with an RBI single in the seventh. Dealing with a case of turf toe, Phillips hadn't registered a hit since May 23. He's batting .291/.326/.364 with three home runs and 21 RBI on the season. May 31 - 4:20 PM

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Brandon Phillips is back at second base for Saturday's game versus the Nationals.

Phillips hadn't played since Monday because of turf toe.
May 30 - 2:47 PM

Brandon Phillips (toe) remained out of the Reds' lineup Friday.

Phillips hasn't started since aggravating a turf toe injury on Monday. He should again be available off the bench but it's unclear when he'll return to the lineup. Skip Schumaker is at second base Friday.
May 29 - 3:23 PM

Brandon Phillips (toe) struck out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday in the Reds' loss to the Rockies.

Phillips reaggravated the turf toe in his left foot on Monday, but that he was used as a pinch-hitter Wednesday is a good indication that he is going to avoid the disabled list. The veteran second baseman is slashing .297/.335/.355 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 41 games this year.
May 28 - 9:18 AM

Brandon Phillips (toe) remained out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Phillips recently aggravated a turf toe issue that initially cropped up a couple weeks ago. The Reds are hoping he'll be ready to play Friday after Thursday's off day. Skip Schumaker is filling in at second base Wednesday.
May 27 - 10:07 AM

Brandon Phillips is out of the Reds' lineup Tuesday after aggravating his turf toe.

It's an issue that has been nagging the veteran second baseman for a couple of weeks, and Phillips might now be looking at an extended absence. Kristopher Negron will fill in at second on Tuesday night against the Rockies.
May 26 - 4:42 PM

Brandon Phillips is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

Kris Negron will fill in at second base. Meanwhile, Zack Cozart will slide into the leadoff spot. Phillips recently missed a couple of games with turf toe and the Reds should pass along an update soon if it's bothering him again.
May 26 - 3:22 PM

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-5 with an RBI double against the Royals on Wednesday.

That's because he was batting second, and everyone the Reds have had bat second this year has experienced incredible success, for some reason. Of course, since no one else hits besides the No. 2 hitter, the Reds scored just that one run tonight. Phillips is batting .314. Incredibly, he's stolen five bases this month after stealing none in April, two in 121 games last year and five in 151 games in 2013.
May 20 - 11:07 PM

Brandon Phillips (toe) is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

Phillips missed the last two contests with turf toe, but the club has evidently found the orthotic insert they were looking for that will allow him to play through the ailment. The second baseman is batting .385/.455/.385 in May, but it's possible the injury will affect him at the plate.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 15 - 3:08 PM

Brandon Phillips (toe) is out of the Reds' starting lineup again on Thursday night.

Phillips has been diagnosed with turf toe in his left foot and the Reds' trainers are still searching for an orthotic insert that will allow him to play through the discomfort. Skip Schumaker will start at second base and bat eighth Thursday against the Giants.
Source: MLBlogs
May 14 - 3:06 PM

Brandon Phillips has been diagnosed with turf toe in his left foot.

Phillips is out of the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday against the Braves, with Kristopher Negron getting the call at second base. Cincinnati's medical staff is scrambling to find an orthotic insert that will allow Phillips to play through the discomfort.
May 13 - 4:15 PM

Brandon Phillips (toe) is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Phillips had to exit Tuesday's game with an injury to his left big toe. The ailment isn't considered serious, but obviously it requires at least a day of rest.
May 13 - 3:53 PM

Brandon Phillips left Tuesday's game against the Braves with an injury to his left big toe.

It's not clear how Phillips suffered the ailment, but it doesn't sound serious. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
May 12 - 9:51 PM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and two stolen bases as the Reds fell to the Braves on Friday.

Phillips got the Reds on the board with a two-run single in the first inning, though their lead would wind up being short-lived. The two swipes were his first two of the year and matches his entire total from the 2014 season. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .286/.302/.333 with 12 RBI on the season.
May 1 - 10:22 PM

Brandon Phillips was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Braves due to illness.

He should be back to normal in the next day or so. Skip Schumaker will fill in at second base.
Apr 30 - 5:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
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
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Michael Lorenzen
5Raisel Iglesias
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Ryan Mattheus
8Jason Marquis
9Sean Marshall