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Brandon Phillips | Second Baseman | #4

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 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

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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

Brandon Phillips (finger, shin) is not in the Reds' lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

Phillips is beat up after taking a pitch off his left finger Monday and fouling a ball off his left shin. Ivan DeJesus Jr. will take over at second base and bat seventh against right-hander Bartolo Colon. Consider Phillips day-to-day.
Apr 26 - 3:47 PM

X-rays came back negative on Brandon Phillips' left finger.

Phillips was forced to exit Monday's game against the Mets after he was hit in the left hand by a Noah Syndergaard, but fortunately there was no structural damage. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 25 - 8:56 PM

Brandon Phillips exited Monday's game against the Mets in the fourth inning after he was hit in the hand by a pitch.

It was a painful at-bat for Phillips, who fouled two pitches off his foot before being hit in the hand by a Noah Syndergaard fastball. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. replaced him in the game. The Reds should pass along an update soon.
Apr 25 - 8:23 PM

Brandon Phillips went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple and a run scored in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

It could have been an even bigger night for the second baseman if Joey Votto hadn't been 0-for-4 in front of him. Still, it was a good showing for the 34-year-old Phillips, who has shown this season that he's got some life left in his bat yet. Phillips is batting .333/.367/.511 with a homer, six RBI, seven runs scored and two steals in 12 games this year.
Apr 19 - 10:44 PM

Brandon Phillips (flu) went 2-for-2 with a solo homer, a walk, two runs scored, and a stolen base in his return to the lineup Friday against the Pirates.

Phillips was held out of the lineup for the past two days due to flu-like symptoms, but he’s clearly feeling a lot better. The 34-year-old is coming off a solid bounceback year where he batted .294/.328/.395 with 12 home runs, 70 RBI, and 23 steals. The power upside isn’t what it once was and it’s hard to expect a repeat in steals, but he’s still capable of being useful in mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 8 - 10:47 PM

Brandon Phillips (flu) is back in the Reds' lineup on Friday versus the Pirates.

Phillips missed the last two contests with the flu. He's at second base and hitting cleanup.
Apr 8 - 1:15 PM

Depth Charts

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