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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 belted his ninth home run of the season as the Reds were clobbered by the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon in Arizona.
His solo shot off of Archie Bradley got the Reds on the board in the second inning. Phillips finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and is now hitting .286/.322/.410 with nine long balls and 53 RBI on the year. Aug 28 - 9:47 PM

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Brandon Phillips singled three times in four at-bats, came around to score all three times and drove in a pair of runs versus the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Both RBI came on a second-inning single to right. He has a .286 batting average with eight home runs, 60 runs scored, 52 RBI and nine stolen bases on the season. Phillips was a top five fantasy second baseman for most of a decade but has faded with age. He can still be effective when healthy but he is rarely fully healthy anymore.
Aug 27 - 11:21 PM

Brandon Phillips doubled twice, drove in two key runs, scored one of his own and stole a base on Wednesday versus the Marlins.

He helped produce all three runs his team put on the board. He also made a nifty defensive play to rob Dee Gordon of a hit, so it was an all-around good game for the Reds' veteran second baseman. The swiped bag gave him nine on the season to go with his .284 batting average, eight homers, 50 RBI and 54 runs. He has played through a few nagging knee and hand injuries this year but has remained productive.
Aug 17 - 11:10 PM

Brandon Phillips (knee) is back in the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Marlins.

Phillips missed the first two games of this series after leaving Sunday's series finale against the Brewers with a left knee contusion. The veteran is starting at second base and batting cleanup on Wednesday versus Marlins right-hander Andrew Cashner.
Aug 17 - 1:23 PM

Brandon Phillips (knee) is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Marlins.

Phillips exited Sunday's game with a left knee contusion and apparently needs at least one more day of rest. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. will fill in at second base.
Aug 16 - 3:29 PM

Brandon Phillips (knee) is out of the Reds' starting lineup Monday against the Marlins.

Phillips left Sunday's game after suffering a left knee contusion. He's also been dealing with a quad injury. Tony Renda will start at second base and bat seventh Monday night against Marlins righty David Phelps.
Aug 15 - 3:01 PM

Brandon Phillips departed Sunday's game against the Brewers with a left knee contusion.

It's unclear how Phillips suffered the injury. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Aug 14 - 3:59 PM

Brandon Phillips left Sunday's game against the Brewers with an undisclosed injury.

Phillips has dealt with a quad injury recently, so it's probably a safe bet to assume he aggravated that ailment. The Reds should have more on his status shortly.
Aug 14 - 3:39 PM

Brandon Phillips (quad) returned to the Reds lineup on Friday, going 3-for-5 with a double in a victory over the Brewers.

Phillips suffered a quad injury on Tuesday and sat out Wednesday's game as a precautionary measure. He's now hitting .281/.319/.404 with 46 RBI on the season.
Aug 13 - 8:30 AM

Brandon Phillips is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Cardinals.

Phillips suffered a quad injury on Tuesday, the severity of which is unknown at this time. Tony Renda is starting at second base and batting sixth Wednesday versus Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia.
Aug 10 - 2:55 PM

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with a trio of singles and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Phillips drove in runs with an RBI single in the first and another in the sixth. While the 35-year-old second baseman is slashing a relatively quiet .278/.314/.400 for the season, he has been in the zone of late, notching at least two hits in each of his last five games. He has driven in at least one run in each of those games, too, for eight total RBI in the space. The Reds might have thrown in the towel on 2016, but Phillips is still plugging away in fine veteran style.
Aug 7 - 5:23 PM

Brandon Phillips homered twice in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

Phillips turned on an Ivan Nova pitch in the second inning for a solo shot, and he cleared the left field wall -- and leaping Pirates outfielder Starling Marte -- with a high fly ball in the seventh, also off Nova. The homers were the first for Phillips since May 7, incredibly, giving him eight on the year. The second baseman is hitting .274/.310/.396 with 43 RBI, 50 runs scored and seven steals this season.
Aug 6 - 10:43 PM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and an RBI on Friday.

He singled to right in the opening inning to drive in Zack Cozart for the first run of the game. The stolen base was his seventh of the season. He is now batting a punchless .271/.308/.380 in 99 games. Phillips used to be a good source of power, having hit 30 home runs back in 2007. This year he has only six longballs and hasn't gone deep since May 7th -- a streak of 72 homerless games.
Aug 5 - 10:21 PM

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a steal and three runs scored Thursday against the Cardinals.

The good news is that Phillips is heating up at the plate. The bad news is that Phillips is heating up at the plate, which means the chances of the Reds giving his spot to one of their younger options are evaporating. A trade still might be a possibility, but someone would have to want him and then he'd have to agree to waive his no-trade protection.
Aug 4 - 3:55 PM

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored on Friday.

Two of the hits were doubles. He seems to be recovering nicely from the hairline fracture in his hand that he has been playing through for a few weeks. His owners are hoping he can improve his weak .263/.301/.369 slash line over the last two months of the season.
Jul 30 - 2:22 AM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Rafael Lopez
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Scott Schebler
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Jumbo Diaz
8Josh Smith
9Alfredo Simon