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Brandon Phillips | Second Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Phillips went 4-for-5 with two homers, seven RBI and two steals as the Reds smoked the Pirates 15-5 on Thursday.
That's about as good of a game for fantasy purposes as you'll see. According to Baseball-Reference's Play Index, he's the first player since Ryan Spilborghs in 2009 with two homers and two steals in a game. He's just the third since at least 1914 with seven RBI and two steals, joining Mickey Mantle in 1962 and Gary Sheffield in 1995. Jul 31 - 12:09 AM

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Brandon Phillips doubled and scored a run in Wednesday's win over the Twins.

Playing in his first game since Sunday, Phillips just snuck in ahead of a throw from left fielder Shane Robinson to score on Joey Votto's sac fly in the third inning. Billy Hamilton later scored on an error and that was all the Reds needed in the pitcher's duel. Phillips has a modest seven-game hitting streak going.
Jul 1 - 3:29 PM

Brandon Phillips (thumbs) is back in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Phillips sat out the last two games with soreness in both of his thumbs. With Phillips returning to the leadoff spot, Billy Hamilton has been moved back down to the No. 9 spot.
Jul 1 - 9:56 AM

Brandon Phillips (hand) is out of the Reds' lineup again for the second straight game Tuesday against the Twins.

Phillips injured both of his hands in Sunday's loss to the Mets and isn't feeling quite right yet. Ivan De Jesus will start at second base again while Billy Hamilton remains in the leadoff spot.

Brandon Phillips (hand) is not in the Reds' starting lineup Monday versus the Twins.

He hurt both hands in Sunday's loss to the Mets. Ivan De Jesus will grab the start at second base and hit second. Phillips is having a nice bounce-back season. His .287 average this year is his highest since 2011.
Jun 29 - 3:05 PM

Brandon Phillips was removed from Sunday's game against the Mets with injuries to both of his hands.

Phillips, who had surgery on his left thumb last season, suffered a left thumb injury last week. It's unclear what happened on Sunday, but he was seen looking at his right hand numerous times before departing. The Reds should have an update on his status shortly, but fantasy owners may want to secure a replacement for next week.
Jun 28 - 8:07 PM

Brandon Phillips went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, but the Reds were unable to overcome the Mets on Sunday.

Phillips led off the game with a home run against rookie pitcher Steven Matz, but the Reds couldn't generate much else for the rest of the afternoon. Phillips now has five home runs, 30 RBI, and a .288/.321/.385 batting line along with a six-game hitting streak.
Jun 28 - 7:47 PM

Brandon Phillips singled and stole two bases in a loss to the Mets on Friday.

Phillips is now up to 11 steals on the year. He had just seven steals combined between 2013-2014. The 33-year-old isn't providing as much power as he once did, but he's finding other ways to be useful for fantasy owners.
Jun 26 - 9:41 PM

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-7 with a go-ahead homer in the 13th as the Reds edged the Pirates 5-4 on Thursday.

Andrew McCutchen thought he had a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 12th, but it turned out to be a double instead and he was left stranded. Phillips then delivered the decisive blow in the top of the 13th. He also tripled, stole a base and made a couple of nice defensive plays in the game. And all of this came after he was forced to sit out Wednesday's game because of a jammed left thumb.
Jun 26 - 1:04 AM

Brandon Phillips (thumb) is in Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.

Phillips didn't play Wednesday after jamming his thumb during Tuesday's game, but X-rays showed no fractures or tears. He'll likely test things out before the game before he's officially a go, but this is a good sign.
Jun 25 - 5:03 PM

X-rays taken Wednesday on Brandon Phillips' jammed left thumb showed no fractures or tears.

Phillips will test the thumb in pregame batting practice before the Reds release their starting lineup for Thursday night's series finale against the Pirates. Ivan DeJesus started at second base for Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Jun 25 - 3:43 PM

Brandon Phillips was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a jammed left thumb.

Phillips suffered the injury during Tuesday's game. It's the same thumb he had surgically-repaired last season, but it doesn't appear to be more than a day-to-day situation. Ivan DeJesus took his spot at second base.
Jun 24 - 3:53 PM

Brandon Phillips went 0-for-4 in Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

As a team, the Reds managed just five total hits. Phillips had none of those. He's struggled to hit for any kind of power this season and is slashing .284/.322/.351 with three homers, 26 RBI and 28 runs scored. He's a possible trade candidate, though his numbers and the two years left on his contract beg the question as to whether the Reds would be able to draw much of an offer for Phillips from another team.
Jun 20 - 9:58 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Reds "wouldn't mind" trading Brandon Phillips.

It's not a surprise, as his name has been involved in trade rumors dating back two offseasons ago. Whether there would be any kind of a market for Phillips is the bigger question. The veteran second baseman is having a solid season with a .295/.333/.364 batting line, but he has two years remaining on his contract beyond this season and will turn 34 later this month. He's also dealt with some nagging injuries this season.
Jun 19 - 11:53 AM

Brandon Phillips (groin) is in the Reds starting lineup for Sunday night's contest against the Cubs.

Phillips appeared in Friday's game as a pinch hitter, but hasn't started since leaving Tuesday's contest with a groin issue. He is back in his familiar leadoff spot against Jon Lester and the Cubs on Sunday.
Jun 14 - 4:49 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Michael Lorenzen
3Raisel Iglesias
4David Holmberg
5Jon Moscot
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Dylan Axelrod
8Pedro Villarreal
9Nate Adcock
10Keyvius Sampson
11Sean Marshall