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Brandon Phillips | Second Baseman | #4

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 2 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Phillips (calf) is in Tuesday's lineup versus the Braves.
Phillips tweaked his right calf on Friday and sat out the rest of the weekend before returning to the lineup on Monday, but he was later removed for a pinch-hitter. He's clearly not 100 percent, but he's going to try to play through it for now. Jul 19 - 2:54 PM

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Brandon Phillips (calf) left Monday's game against the Braves for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.

Phillips suffered a calf strain on Friday and sat out the rest of the weekend, but he was back in the starting lineup Monday and went 1-for-3 with a single before leaving the game. He didn't look completely comfortable, so it's clear he's not over the injury yet. His status for Tuesday is unclear.
Jul 19 - 9:36 AM

Brandon Phillips was forced to leave Friday's game against the Brewers with a strained right calf.

The veteran second baseman is considered day-to-day. He has experienced a dropoff offensively this season, slashing just .260/.299/.372 with six homers, 34 RBI and five stolen bases (six caught stealing).
Jul 16 - 8:46 AM

Brandon Phillips went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

Phillips came through with a two-run double off Marlins starter Tom Koehler in the fourth inning. That pushed the Reds to a 3-2 advantage, but the rest of the game would be all Marlins, as the fish pulled away for a 7-3 win. The veteran second baseman enters the break on a five-game hitting streak and is slashing .259/.298/.372 with six homers, 32 RBI and five steals over 320 at-bats.
Jul 10 - 4:50 PM

Brandon Phillips (hand) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to action Saturday.

Phillips suffered a hairline fracture in his left hand on Friday after he was hit by a pitch, but he's elected to play through the pain. That he was able to pick up a couple hits Saturday is a good sign that it might not affect him all that much.
Jul 10 - 8:12 AM

Brandon Phillips suffered a hairline fracture in his left hand on Friday after he was hit by a Jose Fernandez pitch.

The injury isn't expected to cause the veteran second baseman to miss any time, as it's merely a pain management issue. He'll soldier on and try to play through the final two games of the first half.
Jul 9 - 8:56 AM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Phillips has followed up on a subpar month of May by batting .276 with 12 runs scored in June. The 34-year-old is batting .262/.297/.397 with six homers, 28 RBI and 34 runs scored this year.
Jun 21 - 11:32 PM

Brandon Phillips (ankle) is back in the Reds' lineup Thursday against Rockies.

He's back after missing two games with a sore left ankle. Phillips was cleared to play after testing his ankle out in agility drills before the game. He'll start at second base and bat third. The veteran hit just .233 in May following a successful opening month (.288).
Jun 2 - 6:32 PM

Brandon Phillips (foot) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.

"[Phillips]’ll receive treatment again today and hopefully quite a bit better tomorrow," said manager Bryan Price. "I think if it was up to him, he’d play. It’s going to be a lingering issue if we don’t give him time to rest and rehab." Phillips initially suffered the injury against the Brewers on Sunday when he jammed his foot under the padding on a wall while making a sliding catch in foul territory. With Phillips out of the lineup, Ivan DeJesus Jr. is playing second and hitting seventh for Wednesday's showdown with the Rockies.
Jun 1 - 6:34 PM

Brandon Phillips was scratched from the Reds' lineup Tuesday due to a sore left foot.

The veteran second baseman is considered day-to-day. Jordan Pacheco will fill in at Coors Field.
May 31 - 7:56 PM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs in Saturday's 13-7 loss to the Brewers.

Phillips hit his first homer off Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson in the third inning. That would put the Reds up 4-0. They slowly bled that away, until suddenly the doors to the elevator from The Shining opened in the 10th (the Brewers scored seven runs in the inning). Phillips would homer once more in the bottom of that frame, but it only served cosmetic value. For the season, the veteran second baseman is slashing .297/.324/.554 with six homers, 16 RBI and three steals over 101 at-bats. He has now homered in four straight games.
May 7 - 11:27 PM

Brandon Phillips continued his home run barrage on Friday, launching a three-run shot in a 5-1 victory over the visiting Brewers.

It's the third consecutive game that the veteran second baseman has homered in. He has been extremely impressive in the early going, slashing .292/.320/.500 with four homers and 14 RBI. While he's unlikely to continue at this pace, he needs to be owned and started in most mixed leagues at this stage, at least until he cools down.
May 6 - 10:37 PM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Brewers.

It was the second consecutive game with a homer for Phillips, who also doubled in the contest. The Reds don't have a lot of incentive to win games this year, but Phillips has asserted his place in the lineup -- after they tried to trade him over the winter -- by hitting three homers with 11 RBI and 13 runs scored in 25 games. The second baseman is hitting .293/.323/.478 overall.
May 5 - 11:37 PM

Brandon Phillips (finger) went 0-for-4 with a walk on Sunday against the Pirates.

Phillips missed some time last week with bruises on his left hand and shin, but he was pretty much a full-go for the Reds' weekend set in Pittsburgh. The veteran second baseman is hitting .273/.313/.403 in 77 at-bats this season for a rebuilding Cincinnati team.
May 2 - 8:40 AM

Brandon Phillips (finger, shin) is out again Wednesday.

Ivan DeJesus Jr. will start at second base and bat second against Mets right-hander Matt Harvey. Phillips has bruises on his left hand and shin. He remains day-to-day.
Apr 27 - 2:40 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Kyle Waldrop
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
3Jose Peraza
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Cody Reed
6Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Josh Smith
9Alfredo Simon
10Jumbo Diaz