Phillips was taken out of the game in the fifth inning, but seems to be near 100 percent and able to give it a go for the series opener against Milwaukee. Prior to his injury, Phillips went 1-for-3 on Thursday, and has been swinging the ball well thus far in 2017 with a slash line of .301/.346/.435.
The 26-year-old continued his torrid month of June, upping his slash line to .371/.431/.597 while producing three of his five homers this month. The Giants' overall lack of offensive production has limited Panik's counting stats during his hot stretch, but the second baseman is still doing enough as a batting average booster with light pop to warrant deep-league consideration.
Long was crushing it at High-A Daytona, hitting .312/.380/.543 heading into the break. He had already achieved a career-high in homers at one level, sucking 13 while swiping six bags. The Reds' 13th-ranked prospect might prove to be a long-term alternative to the slumping Dilson Herrera at second base.
As always with concussions, there's no return date set in stone yet. As mentioned by Enquirer writer Zach Buchanan, Herrera is out of options after this season, so if he can recover from this concussion look for him to get more than a September callup, just so that the Reds can get a better idea of whether to keep him on the 40-man roster.
The Braves pulled Phillips after he scored in the fifth inning of Thursday's high-scoring win over the Giants. He had put together a solid outing before his exit, going 1-for-3 with his fifth home run of the season. The Braves have him as day-to-day heading into Friday's series opener against the Brewers. If the Braves opt to give Phillips an extra rest day, Danny Santana or Johan Carmago could fill in at second base.
The veteran infielder is showing no signs of slowing down and now boasts a 10-game hitting streak that includes six multi-hit showings. Sogard appears locked into the leadoff spot for the immediate future and sports an impressive .366/.466/.554 slash line for the campaign. He's going to cool off at some point, but he's currently making a sizable fantasy impact.
It's unclear how long the injury will keep Ngoepe sidelined at this point, but he'll be eligible to return June 30 if he is ready. The 27-year-old has struggled since returning to Triple-A Indianapolis from the Pirates at the beginning of June; he's slashing .193/.281/.333 in 16 games (64 plate appearances).
Peterson will replace Rio Ruiz on the roster, who was sent back to Triple-A after struggling mightily at the plate in June. The 27-year-old, who slashed just .194/.293/.259 with zero homers and two steals in 42 games with the big club earlier in the season, will fill a utility role for the Braves.
While there was a chance Zobrist would return from the disabled list over the weekend, that now seems unlikely given he stayed back in Chicago when the Cubs traveled to Miami for their upcoming series against the Marlins. He's expected to head out on a short rehab assignment when his wrist is healthy, though it's unclear when and where that will be at this point.
After going 4-for-6 with six RBI in Wednesday's thrashing of the Rockies, Drury will take a seat while Chris Owings takes his place manning the keystone. Drury is likely to be back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Phillies.