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4 Brandon Phillips 2B
Height/Weight: 6-0/201 | Birthdate: 6/28/1981 | Birthplace: Raleigh, NC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cincinnati | College: No College | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $10,083,333 | Owned/Started%: 52/6 | Average Draft Position: 133.84
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Brandon Phillips starts fielding grounders


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8:12 pm ET) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips began fielding ground balls Thursday for the first time having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, MLB.com reports on Friday. He's targeting a late August return.

"He's got a really great brace that protects his thumb from being bent to the wrong position when fielding," manager Bryan Price said. "The great thing about it is he's able to continue working on his footwork and stay in baseball shape and throw, which is very important. He's still a ways away from being able to swing the bat."

Brandon Phillips begins post-surgery workouts


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips began working out for the first time since having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, MLB.com reports on Monday. Phillips will be sidelined for at least six weeks to recover from surgery.

"He was able to throw. Obviously, he was not able to catch the ball," manager Bryan Price said. "And he's able to do some movement with his hand a lot more comfortably. It's still on schedule but still a ways away."

Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips still 4-5 weeks away from return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told MLB Network Radio Sunday that first baseman Joey Votto (quadriceps) and second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumb) are about 4-5 weeks away from returning.

"We're hopeful that they will be back for the stretch run -- end of August or first week of September," Jocketty said.


Brandon Phillips placed on DL with thumb injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) The Reds placed second baseman Brandon Phillips on the 15-day disabled list Friday, after suffering a trhumb injury that will likely require surgery.

According to reports the previous day, Phillips could miss 8 to 12 weeks while recovering from a torn ligament in his left thumb. 


Brandon Phillips could miss two months with thumb surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will under surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday.

Phillips suffered the injury Wednesday when he landed awkwardly while fielding, and further examination Thursday revealed the extent of the injury. He will miss eight to 12 weeks while recovering from the injury, possibly putting him out through the end of the regular season.

Phillips had appeared in 86 of the team's first 91 games prior to the injury, batting .272/.308/.392 in 334 at-bats. 


Report: Reds fear Brandon Phillips has ligament damage in thumb


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) The Reds fear second baseman Brandon Phillips has suffered a serious injury in his left thumb, according to FOXSports.com Thursday.

According to the report, Phillips is expected to miss significant time, with a ligament issue in his left thumb. It is possible the ligament is torn, though that has not been confirmed at this point.

Phillips suffered the injury during Wednesday's game, when he rolled awkwardly while making a defensive play. Phillips is hitting .272/.308/.392 for the season.  


Billy Hamilton, Brandon Phillips out Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) The Reds will be without a pair of starters for Thursday's game against the Cubs, after both suffered injuries Wednesday.

Neither Billy Hamilton (hamstring) nor Brandon Phillips (thumb) is in the lineup for Thursday's series finale. Both were forced to leave Wednesday's game as a result of their injuries, and they remain day to day at this point.


Brandon Phillips exits game Wednesday with thumb sprain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was removed from Wednesday's game after suffering a thumb sprain, the team announced.

X-rays on the injured thumb came back clean. Phillips suffered the injury diving for a ball in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game. He went 2 for 3 with an RBI in Wednesday's win. Phillips has hit .272/.308/.392 with seven home runs and 40 RBI in 334 at-bats.


Brandon Phillips swats crucial ninth-inning home run vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips came through in the clutch Saturday, slugging a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning  to briefly put his team ahead in its 7-3, 11-inning win against the Giants.

After Giants closer Sergio Romo walked Joey Votto to begin the ninth, Phillips deposited a pitch over the left-field wall to give his team its first lead of the game, but the Giants even the score in the bottom half of the inning and send the game into extras. It was the second home run in three games the second baseman has hit off the Giants. Phillips owns a .275/.308/.409 line with seven home runs and 36 RBI in 298 at-bats.


Brandon Phillips returns Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is back in the lineup Thursday against the Giants, after missing three straight games with a bruised heel.

Phillips was initially announced as a starter Wednesday before being scratched late, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that he is back in the lineup. 


Brandon Phillips a no-go for Wednesday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has been scratched from the Wednesday lineup against the visiting Cubs after originally being tabbed to play. He has been dealing with a right heel issue that has kept him sidelined since Monday.

Phillips is having a uncharacteristically unproductive season despite a stat line that matches up to what he produced last year. He has just 33 RBI and has scored 26 runs to put him in pace for his least productuve year since arriving in Cincinnati in 2006.


Brandon Phillips returns to action Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has returned to action Wednesday against the Cubs.

Phillips missed the past two games due to a heel injury. Phillips will play second and hit fifth against Chicago. He's hitting .274/.306/.393 over 285 at-bats.


Brandon Phillips sitting out Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Reds infielder Brandon Phillips was not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Phillips is still dealing with a heel injury, and will need more time to recover. He's currently considered day-to-day with the issue. Phillips is hitting .274/.306/.393 over 285 at-bats.


Brandon Phillips unable to start Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was left out of the starting lineup Monday against the Cubs after leaving Sunday's game due to a bruised heel. He was replaced in the lineup by Skip Schumaker.

Phillips is batting .286 with a .342 on-base percentage, .386 slugging percentage, .727 OPS, one home run, four doubles and 13 RBI in his last 19 games.


Brandon Phillips dealing with bruised heel


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Reds infielder Brandon Phillips was removed from Sunday's game with a bruised heel, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

Phillips was pulled in the fifth inning, and was replaced by Ramon Santiago. The team did not initially announce the injury. It's unclear how long Phillips will be sidelined.


Brandon Phillips leaves game early Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Reds infielder Brandon Phillips was pulled from Sunday's game early against the Blue Jays. 

Ramon Santiago pinch hit for Phillips in the bottom of the fifth inning. The team has yet to announce a reason for the move. 


Brandon Phillips connects for first June home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips totaled three RBI during a 13-4 win Sunday at Milwaukee. He finished 2 for 4 with his fifth home run.

Phillips got started early Sunday, as his two-run homer off Marco Estrada in the first inning gave Cincinnati a 3-0 lead. Phillips added a sac fly during a five-run eighth inning.

Phillips entered play Sunday batting .267 with a .311 slugging percentage, .675 OPS, no home runs, two doubles and six RBI in 13 June games.


MRI comes back clean for Brandon Phillips


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips underwent an MRI on his injured finger, which came back negative, MLB.com reports. He was diagnosed with a contusion,but remained in the lineup Friday against Milwaukee.

He is hitting .270/.307/.387 over 248 at-bats.

Brandon Phillips returns to action Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was in the team's starting lineup Friday against the Brewers. 

Phillips had to leave Thursday's game after injuring his finger during a double-play. He was replaced when his spot in the lineup came up again. Phillips will hit in his normal cleanup spot. He's hitting .270/.307/.387 over 248 at-bats.


Brandon Phillips leaves Thursday game with finger problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was removed from the game Thursday afternoon against the Dodgers with an index finger issue.

He sustained the injury tryng to turn a double play. He remained in the game, but was pinch-hit for by Ryan Ludwick the following inning.


Brandon Phillips swats fourth home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 3-2 win over the Dodgers Wednesday.

Phillips delivered his two-run shot in the top of the first inning to get to Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw early. He has hit .275/.300/.405 with four home runs and 18 RBI in exactly 200 at-bats.


Hitters to sit in Week 8


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/17/2014) Planning on starting Josmil Pinto, Juan Francisco, Brandon Phillips, Martin Prado, Jonathan Villar or Chris Colabello in Fantasy Week 8 (May 19-25)? You might want to think twice about that.

I have them all as "sits" in the latest Start and Sit Hitters. Find out why by clicking here.


Brandon Phillips blast keys offense in Thursday victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips wrecked a pitcher's duel Thursday against visiting San Diego with a three-run clout into the left field seats. The homer in the fifth inning provided all the runs teammate Johnny Cueto needed to notch a shutout victory.

Phillips, who added a double to raise his batting average to .289, pushed his slugging percentage to .423, its highest point since April 13.


Hitters to sit in Week 6


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/2/2014) What do A.J. Pierzynski, Adam LaRoche, Brandon Phillips, Marcus Semien, Everth Cabrera and Brett Gardner have in common? They're all "sits" for Fantasy Week 6 (May 5-11). Billy Butler didn't qalify for the list as a DH-only player, but he's not so advisable either with the Royals playing three games at San Diego to open the week.

Of course, whether or not you can actually sit them depends on your league type and the alternatives available to you. For the reasons why you might sit them and a list of possible replacements, check out Start and Sit Hitters for Week 6.


Brandon Phillips out Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was not in the starting lineup Friday.

Phillips is receiving a normal day of rest, and should return to action Saturday. Phillips is hitting .254 in 116 at-bats.