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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
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Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a two-run triple and a two-run home run as the Reds hammered the Tigers in Monday's win.
Phillips reduced the Reds' deficit to 5-4 with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. He'd bat again that inning, capping off a 10-run frame with a two-run triple. The second baseman has registered hits in each of his three starts since returning the Reds' lineup following a minor biceps injury. Phillips is hitting .286/.322/.390 with 10 home runs and 48 RBI to date. Aug 24 - 10:44 PM

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Brandon Phillips (biceps) has returned to the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

Phillips had missed the previous two starts due to inflammation in his right biceps. He's batting leadoff against Randall Delgado and the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Aug 22 - 2:41 PM

Brandon Phillips (biceps) grounded out in his lone at-bat as a pinch hitter on Friday.

Phillips has been out of the starting lineup since he left Wednesday's game with inflammation in his right biceps. He is expected to return to the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.
Aug 22 - 8:11 AM

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

He's missed two straight games due to right biceps inflammation. Phillips could be available off the bench and would seem likely to be back in the lineup at some point over the weekend. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. will fill in at second base.
Aug 21 - 4:28 PM

Brandon Phillips (biceps) is out of Thursday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

Phillips will take a seat after leaving Wednesday's game with right biceps inflammation. He's considered day-to-day. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. will fill in at second base.
Aug 20 - 4:42 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said late Wednesday that Brandon Phillips' right biceps injury "could be something that requires a little bit of missed time."

Phillips made an early exit from Wednesday's loss to the Royals after experiencing discomfort in his upper right arm. "It's just that it got sore," Price said after the game. "I think he had some problems with it when he laid out [for a ball on Tuesday]. And it lingered." Consider the veteran second baseman day-to-day.
Aug 20 - 9:36 AM

Brandon Phillips left Wednesday's game due to right biceps inflammation.

Phillips was replaced by Ivan DeJesus Jr. in the top of the seventh inning. He was 2-for-3 with a solo home run prior to being removed. The Reds should have some more information on Phillips' outlook after the game.
Aug 19 - 11:56 PM

Brandon Phillips is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Ivan DeJesus is handling second base while Phillips rests.
Aug 12 - 12:47 PM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Phillips has come alive in recent days, as he's 10-for-21 in his last five games. He's also stolen four bases in that span, including swiping third base off Yadier Molina -- but mostly John Lackey -- in Tuesday's game. He's now got 15 stolen bases this season, the most since 2012. Phillips is hitting .282/.318/.374 with 50 runs scored on the year.
Aug 4 - 10:09 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Brennan Boesch
2Jason Bourgeois
3Ryan LaMarre
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Raisel Iglesias
3David Holmberg
4Keyvius Sampson
5John Lamb
6Jon Moscot
7Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Sam LeCure
8Pedro Villarreal
9Collin Balester
10Sean Marshall
11Nate Adcock