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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

Billy Hamilton (hamstring) is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday versus the Cubs.

Hamilton tweaked a lingering left hamstring injury in his final at-bat Wednesday night. The speedy center fielder expects to be good to go in a couple of days. Chris Heisey is playing center and leading off Thursday.
Jul 10 - 9:57 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

Billy Hamilton said he's been dealing with hamstring tightness since spring and that he'll be fine in a couple of days.

Hamilton left Wednesday's game with a tight left hamstring, but the injury doesn't appear to be anything too serious. The Reds may give him the rest of the week off to ensure he's healthy heading into the second half. It's unfortunate timing, though -- Hamilton had been tearing the cover off the ball in recent days.
Jul 9 - 11:00 PM

Alfredo Simon picked up his league-leading 12th win, allowing one run over 6 2/3 innings as the Reds triumphed over the Cubs by a 4-1 margin on Wednesday.

Simon continues to pitch lights out baseball, as he hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since May 27. The injured Masahiro Tanaka and Simon are the only pitchers in baseball with 12 wins presently. Against the Cubs, the right-hander allowed four hits -- including a solo home run to Anthony Rizzo -- while walking two and striking out eight. Simon will take a 2.70 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, and a 75/28 K/BB ratio into a road start against the Yankees following the All-Star break.
Jul 9 - 10:19 PM

Aroldis Chapman fanned the side in a perfect ninth inning for his 19th save in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

The Cubs were no match for Chapman's stuff, as he made quick work of Junior Lake, Justin Ruggiano, and Mike Olt. Chapman is 19-for-21 in save opportunities with a 2.36 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and a 52/9 K/BB ratio.
Jul 9 - 10:11 PM

Billy Hamilton left Wednesday's game against the Cubs with a tight left hamstring.

Hamilton was seen grabbing his hamstring during his last at-bat, and he was double-switched out by manager Bryan Price in the eighth inning. The Reds should provide more information on the severity of the injury after the game.
Jul 9 - 10:07 PM

Billy Hamilton drew a walk and hit an RBI triple in four plate appearances as the Reds went home winners against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Hamilton tripled with two outs in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie. He would later score on a Brandon Phillips single in what turned out to be a three-run inning. Hamilton was also caught stealing, pushing his league-leading total up to 13 along with 37 successful attempts. The 23-year-old speedster is slashing .281/.315/.423.
Jul 9 - 10:05 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

Reds optioned LHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg was touched up for seven hits and five runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Cubs Tuesday. He'll return to a 5.28 ERA and 1.85 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings at Triple-A.
Jul 9 - 3:47 PM

Brayan Peña (forearm) is expected to be in the lineup Wednesday.

Pena was dealing with soreness in his right forearm even before going on paternity leave, and he then sat out both games of Tuesday's doubleheader. The Reds are expected to use him as their primary first baseman while Joey Votto (quad) is out. "We were planning on giving him a couple of days of TLC, which he was able to get at home with his wife and new daughter, but I'd love to have him not do much for another day," manager Bryan Price said between games Tuesday. "I think it's a lot more probable that you'll see him more involved beginning (Wednesday)."
Jul 9 - 10:14 AM

Billy Hamilton hit a walk-off single to cap a 6-5, come-from-behind victory over the Cubs in the second game of the doubleheader with the Cubs on Tuesday.

Hamilton starred in the afternoon game, collecting two hits and stealing two bases, but he topped that with the walk-off winner in the nightcap. It was his second hit and second RBI of the evening, as he smacked his fifth triple in the game as well. The outfielder's average is up to .280 now as he continues to prove his preseason doubters wrong.
Jul 9 - 12:29 AM

David Holmberg struggled in his season debut on Tuesday, allowing seven hits and five runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Cubs.

Holmberg was recalled to start the second game of the teams' doubleheader for lack of a better option, and he was fortunate to escape with a no-decision. The southpaw served up three home runs among his seven hits allowed, and he walked three more on the evening. He'll be returned to Triple-A Louisville promptly, and it may be a while before we see the 22-year-old again.
Jul 9 - 12:07 AM

Todd Frazier has been named by National League captain Troy Tulowitzki as a participant in the Home Run Derby.

Frazier, who leads the Reds with 17 homers this season, will be joined by Tulo, Yasiel Puig and Giancarlo Stanton in the NL. The known AL participants to this point are Jose Bautista, Yoenis Cespedes, Adam Jones and Brian Dozier. The final participant from each league will be revealed on Thursday.
Jul 8 - 7:20 PM


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