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Brandon Phillips | Second Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brandon Phillips will undergo left thumb surgery and is expected to miss around six weeks.
The exact nature of the injury isn't yet known, but it's apparently not as serious as Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who is expected to miss 8-12 weeks following thumb surgery. The Reds figure to look to Ramon Santiago as their primary second baseman for now. Jul 10 - 5:00 PM

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Brandon Phillips has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left thumb and will undergo surgery.

A brutal day for two teams in the National League Central. Similar to Yadier Molina, Phillips will likely be sidelined for 8-12 weeks. Ramon Santiago figures to fill in at second base for now, but the Reds will likely look to the trade market as they attempt to make due without him.
Jul 10 - 4:15 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Brandon Phillips (thumb) will be out for "a while."

Phillips rolled over his left thumb Wednesday while trying to make a diving play on the edge of the outfield grass. The Reds initially labeled it a thumb sprain, but Rosenthal is hearing from sources that it's more of a "ligament issue" and "possible tear." Ramon Santiago started at second base for Cincinnati on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.
Jul 10 - 3:37 PM

Brandon Phillips (thumb) is not in the Reds' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Cubs.

Phillips suffered a sprained left thumb while attempting to make a diving play on defense Wednesday night. The second baseman looked to be in a great deal of pain as he was helped off the field and could be held out until after the All-Star break. Ramon Santiago is starting at second for the Reds on Thursday against Chicago.
Jul 10 - 10:01 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said he doesn't believe Brandon Phillips' left thumb injury to be "brutal."

"We'll do due diligence to get much more depth on the injury," Price said. "It can be more significant than we believe it is and hope it is as this point in time. But right now, the initial signs are it's not a brutal injury and we can have him back sooner than later." Phillips appeared to be in some pain when he got the thumb caught while diving for a ball in the eighth inning, and he was seen leaving the clubhouse with a brace on the thumb after the game. More should be known about his outlook in the coming days.
Jul 9 - 11:41 PM

Brandon Phillips left Wednesday's game against the Cubs with a sprained left thumb.

The injury initially appeared to be to his wrist, but the Reds clarified shortly after. Phillips hurt the thumb diving for a ball in the eighth inning. X-rays on the thumb came back negative, a good sign, but there's still no indication of how much time he might miss with the injury. We likely won't see him until after the All-Star break regardless.
Jul 9 - 10:02 PM

Brandon Phillips left Wednesday's game against the Cubs with a potential left wrist injury.

Phillips injured himself diving for a ground ball in the eighth inning. He stayed down for a long time, clearly in a lot of pain, as teammates gathered around. He then walked off with a trainer, holding his wrist. The Reds should give an update on his status shortly.
Jul 9 - 9:39 PM

Brandon Phillips hit a game-tying two-run homer off Sergio Romo in the ninth inning Saturday against the Giants.

It was Phillips' second homer in three days, and he's up to 36 RBI now after finishing April with just six in 27 games. It's too bad he doesn't steal bases any longer, but his days as a relevant middle infielder in mixed leagues aren't over just yet.
Jun 29 - 2:16 AM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Reds' 3-1 win against the Giants on Thursday.

Phillips was returning to the lineup after sitting out since Sunday with heel discomfort. He didn't want to miss this party: Phillips came in 8-for-16 with two doubles in his career against Giants' starter Ryan Vogelsong. Interestingly, he went 0-for-2 against Vogelsong tonight before taking Jean Machi deep and singling off Juan Gutierrez. The second baseman has batted .277/.308/.405 with six homers and 34 RBI.
Jun 27 - 1:18 AM

Brandon Phillips is back in the Reds' lineup Thursday.

Phillips hadn't played since Sunday, when he fouled a ball off his right heel. The second baseman has batted .274/.306/.393 with five homers and 33 RBI over 72 contests for the Redlegs this season.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Jun 26 - 5:41 PM

Brandon Phillips was scratched from the Reds' lineup on Wednesday due to lingering heel discomfort.

Phillips left Sunday's game after fouling a ball off his right heel and has not played since. He's considered day-to-day. Skip Schumaker is starting at second base for the Reds on Wednesday night against the Cubs.
Jun 25 - 4:58 PM

Brandon Phillips (heel) took batting practice prior to Tuesday's game but was held out of the lineup for the second straight day.

Phillips exited Sunday's contest with a bone bruise after fouling a ball off his right heel. He's considered day-to-day and the fact that he was allowed to take BP and do other baseball activities suggests he should be back in the lineup soon.
Jun 25 - 9:38 AM

Brandon Phillips left Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with a bruised right heel.

It's not clear at this point how Phillips suffered the injury or how long he might be sidelined. The Reds should provide more on the second baseman's status after the game.
Jun 22 - 3:17 PM

Brandon Phillips left Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with an apparent injury.

It's not clear what ailment Phillips is dealing with. The Reds will provide more clarity with the second baseman's situation before long.
Jun 22 - 2:43 PM

Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with an RBI double as the Reds defeated the Pirates 11-4 on Wednesday.

Phillips doubled in the Reds' second run in what turned out to be a trouncing of the Pirates. The second baseman now has four consecutive multi-hit games and is slashing .281/.313/.404 with five home runs and 30 RBI.
Jun 18 - 11:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3Sean Marshall
4JJ Hoover
5Sam LeCure
6Manny Parra
7Logan Ondrusek
8Trevor Bell
9Jumbo Diaz