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Brandon Phillips | Second Baseman | #4

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 2 (0) / WAS
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Brandon Phillips finished 0-for-4 as the Angels' No. 5 hitter in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.
The Angels had the right idea in picking up Phillips just before the Aug. 30 postseason roster deadline, but he hasn't been any good for the club, hitting just .255/.271/.383 in 94 at-bats. The weak finish won't help his chances of landing a gig as a starting infielder this winter. Sep 28 - 12:29 AM

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Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run as the Angels topped the Astros 7-5 on Sunday evening.

Phillips tagged Astros' starter Lance McCullers for a solo shot in the fourth inning the trimmed the Halos' deficit to two at 4-2. He drove in another run by drawing a walk with the bases loaded the next inning. The veteran second baseman is enjoying another solid season, slashing .288/.323/.417 with 12 homers and 58 RBI.
Sep 25 - 12:00 AM

Brandon Phillips (back) is in the Angels' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Indians.

Phillips missed a handful of games due to lower back tightness. He is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday versus Cleveland right-hander Mike Clevinger.
Sep 19 - 6:18 PM

Brandon Phillips is day-to-day with lower back tightness.

It was reported on Friday that Phillips was dealing with tightness in his side, but it's actually his back that's acting up on him. Either way, it doesn't appear to be serious. He could return on Sunday.
Sep 16 - 6:51 PM

Brandon Phillips (side) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers.

Phillips left Friday's game with tightness in his side and was expected to be re-evaluated on Saturday. It's unclear what they found, but apparently he doesn't feel good enough to play just yet. Cliff Pennington will fill in at second base while Mike Trout will slide into the leadoff spot.
Sep 16 - 5:44 PM

Brandon Phillips collected a single and a double across four at-bats in Tuesday's loss against Houston.

Phillips led the game off with a double, and he had a single later in the ninth inning. He accounted for the only hits for the Halos, and only Mike Trout (hit by pitch and walk) was able to get aboard against Justin Verlander.
Sep 13 - 2:22 AM

Angels acquired second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Braves for catcher Tony Sanchez.

Phillips waived his no-trade protection for the second time this year, this time to return to his preferred position of second base and play for a contender. He's an average regular at best these days, but that's still a clear upgrade over Kaleb Cowart and Cliff Pennington for the Angels. He was hitting .291/.329/.423 in 470 at-bats for the Braves.
Sep 1 - 12:33 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Angels have talked to the Braves about acquiring veteran infielder Brandon Phillips.

While it sounds like the reason for Phillips' late scratch on Thursday wasn't related to a potential trade, he still very well may be dealt before the end of the night. The Angels already made one big splash on Thursday in acquiring Justin Upton from the Tigers.
Aug 31 - 7:59 PM

Brandon Phillips was scratched from the Braves' starting lineup on Thursday for "personal reasons".

We'll see if we ever get an explanation on that one, but it doesn't appear as though he's on the move, which is what most initially thought due to the timing of the late scratch. Nothing to see here, move along.
Aug 31 - 7:44 PM

Brandon Phillips was scratched from the Braves' starting lineup on Thursday.

Mark Bowman of MLB.com speculates that it could be due to a possible trade, but no official word has come down yet. Stay tuned.
Aug 31 - 7:32 PM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the Phillies on Monday.

His sixth-inning RBI single against Aaron Nola was the only offense of the game for Atlanta. With he two-hit night, Phillips now has 1,999 hits for his career.
Aug 28 - 10:29 PM

Brandon Phillips collected two hits as the Braves were shut out by the Rockies on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.

Phillips finished the day 2-for-4, with both of his hits being singles. He was responsible for a third of his team's total hits against Jon Gray and company. The veteran second baseman has had another nice season offensively, slashing .291/.330/.426 with 11 homers, 50 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Aug 27 - 5:05 PM

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-6 with a home run in a loss to the Reds on Saturday.

Phillips punished his old team with a solo blast in the third inning, his 11th homer of the year. He also notched a pair of singles in the game. The 36-year-old hasn't missed a beat offensively since moving to the hot corner on defense, and through Saturday Phillips is hitting .287/.327/.431 on the year. He'll be a free agent after this season.
Aug 20 - 12:48 AM

Brandon Phillips had a nice night versus his former squad, going 2-for-5 with a run scored against the Reds on Friday.

He singled and scored in the eighth frame as the Braves attempted to rally from a big deficit. The multiple Gold Glove winner has been moved from second base to third base to make room for rookie Ozzie Albies. He has a .284 batting average with 10 home runs, 45 RBI, 61 runs and nine stolen bases in 110 games.
Aug 19 - 12:16 AM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Phillips took Michael Wacha deep for a two-run homer in the fifth inning. He has now gone yard in back-to-back games, his first long balls since July 15. For the season as a whole, the veteran infielder is hitting .286/.329/.430 with 10 homers, 44 RBI and nine steals over the course of 105 games played.
Aug 13 - 5:21 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
3Carlos Perez
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
3Jefry Marte
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Kaleb Cowart
3Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Justin Upton
2Ben Revere
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2J.C. Ramirez
3Parker Bridwell
4Tyler Skaggs
5Andrew Heaney
6Alex Meyer
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
9Troy Scribner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Blake Parker
3Bud Norris
4Keynan Middleton
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Jesse Chavez
7Huston Street
8Jose Alvarez
9Andrew Bailey
10Blake Wood
11Fernando Salas
12Deolis Guerra
13Noe Ramirez
14Eduardo Paredes