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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 (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
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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

Brandon Phillips (flu) is out of the Reds' lineup again on Thursday versus the Phillies.

Phillips had to be scratched from Wednesday's game after coming down with flu-like symptoms. There seems to be a two-day flu bug traveling around certain MLB clubhouses. Jordan Pacheco is starting at second base and batting sixth against right-hander Charlie Morton.
Apr 7 - 10:04 AM

Brandon Phillips is out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday against the Phillies due to flu-like symptoms.

More than a dozen major leaguers are battling the flu. Ivan DeJesus Jr. takes Phillips' place at second base and will bat eighth against right-hander Aaron Nola. Phillips could return to action Thursday.
Apr 6 - 6:53 PM

Brandon Phillips (neck) clubbed a solo homer in his return to action Friday against the Rockies.

Phillips was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to a stiff neck, but he’s feeling better now. He should be good to go for the start of the season. The 34-year-old batted .294/.328/.395 with 12 home runs, 70 RBI, and 23 stolen bases over 148 games last season.
Mar 25 - 7:19 PM

Brandon Phillips (neck) was scratched from Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

He's dealing with a stiff neck. Ivan DeJesus Jr. will take over at second base and bat eighth. Phillips has had a solid spring so far with 11 hits in 33 at-bats. The .294 average he posted last season was his highest since 2011.
Mar 22 - 3:15 PM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles in Thursday’s win over the Indians.

He scored on a first-inning home run by Devin Mesoraco and scored again two innings later on Jay Bruce's two-run blast. Phillips was the only Red with more than one hit Thursday. He’s batting .296 this spring.
Mar 17 - 7:37 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday that there have been no recent trade discussions regarding Brandon Phillips and the club is preparing to enter the season with him entrenched as the starting second baseman.

That's bad news for Jose Peraza, who is believed to be ready to handle a regular role at the big league level but has no position to play with Phillips blocking his path. The 35-year-old Phillips has twice vetoed trades this offseason that would have sent him elsewhere, and it seems his desire is to remain in Cincinnati for the remaining two years on his contract. He is still owed $27 million from the rebuilding club.
Jan 31 - 5:26 PM

MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports that the potential trade sending Brandon Phillips to the Nationals "appears unlikely" but is "not officially dead."

Sheldon is basing this on the possibility that Phillips could change his mind, but that seems very unlikely, especially with the Nats already pursuing other second base options. The report adds that Phillips sought a "significant benefit" in exchange for waiving his no-trade rights, "which could mean an extension, some sort of added money or both." Phillips, 34, is owed $27 million over the next two seasons.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 06:03:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Nationals are moving on from acquiring Brandon Phillips from the Reds and are pursuing other options.

Just yesterday, William Ladson of MLB.com had reported that there was an "85-90 percent" chance that Phillips would waive his no-trade clause to head to Washington, but it appears that maybe the veteran infielder has had a change of heart. Rosenthal also notes that Howie Kendrick could be an alternative option for the Nationals.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 01:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Kyle Skipworth
4Jordan Pacheco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Scott Schebler
2Adam Duvall
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1JJ Hoover
2Tony Cingrani
3Caleb Cotham
4Blake Wood
5Ross Ohlendorf
6Drew Hayes
7J.C. Ramirez
8Layne Somsen