current status: On roster
#4 2B | 6'0", 200 lbs. | Cincinnati
Birth Date:June 28, 1981 (32 years old) Place of Birth:Raleigh, NC Hometown:Stone Mountain, GA
Drafted:Drafted by Montreal in 1999 (2nd round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Cleveland in 2006.
Drafted:Drafted by Montreal in 1999 (2nd round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Cleveland in 2006.
|Assets:||A true run producer, he can hit the ball on a line all over the diamond and has good power. A very good defender at second base, he also has excellent base-running speed. Plays with swagger.|
|Flaws:||He can sometimes rub opponents the wrong way because of his excitable demeanor. Seems to struggle more offensively when placed in a non-RBI spot in the batting order.|
|Career Potential:||Excellent all-round second baseman.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NL||Rawlings Gold Glove Award||2013, 2011, 2010, 2008|
|Named to the All-Star Game||2011, 2010|
Movements & Injuries
|10/01/2013||Missed the last regular season game (bruised left shin).|
|9/29/2013||Bruised left shin, day-to-day.|
|6/28/2013||Missed 2 games (paternity leave list).|
|6/24/2013||Paternity leave list, day-to-day.|
|6/07/2013||Missed 4 games (left forearm injury).|
|6/02/2013||Left forearm injury, day-to-day.|
|5/04/2013||Missed 1 game (right hip injury).|
|5/03/2013||Right hip injury, day-to-day.|
|8/06/2012||Missed 5 games (strained left calf).|
|8/01/2012||Strained left calf, day-to-day.|
|6/29/2012||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|6/28/2012||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|4/21/2012||Missed 1 game (left hamstring injury).|
|4/20/2012||Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|4/15/2012||Missed 1 game (left hamstring injury).|
|4/14/2012||Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|4/13/2012||Missed 3 games (left hamstring injury).|
|4/10/2012||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a six-year contract.|
|4/10/2012||Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|10/31/2011||Cincinnati Reds exercised their contract option for the 2012 season.|
|8/14/2011||Missed 1 game (left elbow injury).|
|8/13/2011||Left elbow injury, day-to-day.|
|8/12/2011||Missed 2 games (left elbow injury).|
|8/10/2011||Left elbow injury, day-to-day.|
|8/08/2011||Missed 1 game (sprained right ankle).|
|8/07/2011||Sprained right ankle, day-to-day.|
|4/19/2011||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|8/29/2010||Missed 2 games (right hand injury).|
|8/27/2010||Right hand injury, day-to-day.|
|8/09/2010||Missed 1 game (bruised left foot).|
|8/08/2010||Bruised left foot, day-to-day.|
|6/15/2010||Missed 1 game (hamstring).|
|8/22/2009||Missed 1 game (wrist injury).|
|8/21/2009||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|8/18/2009||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|8/16/2009||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|5/29/2009||Missed 4 games (thumb injury).|
|5/24/2009||Thumb injury, day-to-day.|
|5/09/2009||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|9/29/2008||Missed the last 17 games of the regular season (finger injury).|
|9/19/2008||Finger injury, day-to-day.|
|5/11/2008||Missed 1 game (calf injury).|
|5/10/2008||Calf injury, day-to-day.|
|2/15/2008||Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a four-year contract.|
|3/08/2007||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.|
|9/22/2006||Missed 1 game (left eye injury).|
|9/20/2006||Left eye injury, day-to-day.|
|5/31/2006||Missed 1 game (hamstring).|
|4/07/2006||Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.|
|4/01/2006||Designated for assignment.|
|3/05/2006||Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|8/01/2005||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|7/09/2005||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|4/02/2005||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|2/25/2005||Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|9/19/2004||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|3/19/2004||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|3/01/2004||Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|8/30/2003||Missed 1 game (wrist injury).|
|8/29/2003||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|8/27/2003||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|7/14/2003||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|4/26/2003||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|4/25/2003||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|3/03/2003||Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|9/13/2002||Contract purchased from Buffalo (AAA).|
|6/27/2002||Acquired from the Montreal Expos.|
|4/07/2006||Cleveland Indians traded Brandon Phillips to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named or cash considerations (Jeff Stevens - June 13th).|
|6/27/2002||Montreal Expos traded Lee Stevens, Brandon Phillips, Grady Sizemore and Cliff Lee to the Cleveland Indians for Bartolo Colon, Tim Drew and cash considerations.|
|6/02/1999||Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 2nd round (57th overall) in 1999.|
| 04/20/2014 3:32 AM
NewsBrandon Phillips returned to action on Saturday April 19.
Brandon Phillips diagnosed with back spasms | 04/18/2014 3:52 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips was removed from Friday's game against the Cubs due to back spasms.
John Fay on Twitter
ImpactPhillips was injured on a swing in the first inning and eventually was taken out in the third. The Reds are saying his removal was precautionary. Consider Phillips day-to-day for the time being, but he figures to miss at least a game or two.
Phillips exits game with possible back injury | 04/18/2014 3:14 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips left Friday's game against the Cubs with a possible back injury.
John Fay on Twitter
ImpactPhillips appeared to tweak his lower back on a swing in the first inning. He initially stayed in and even singled on the next pitch he saw, but Ramon Santiago took over for him at second base in the third inning. The Reds should update Phillips' status later Friday.
Phillips hits fifth spring homer against A's | 03/25/2014 6:46 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 2-for-3 with a solo home run against the Athletics on Tuesday.
ImpactPhillips brought his Cactus League average up to the Mendoza line and now has five homers on the spring. He has had a rough time in the Cactus League overall, but has been swinging the bat better lately.
Phillips hits third spring homer | 03/20/2014 7:08 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 1-for-4 with an intentional walk and a home run as the Reds defeated the Rangers 5-4 on Thursday.
ImpactPhillips took Robbie Ross deep for a solo shot in the sixth inning, his third Cactus League home run. Phillips has otherwise struggled this spring, but Thursday's effort brought his average up to .184.
Phillips 0-for-4 against the Rockies | 03/12/2014 7:03 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 0-for-4 as the Reds fell to the Rockies 3-2 on Wednesday.
ImpactPhillips is hitting a cold .167 in the Cactus League. He hasn't had a hit since March 7. His offensive numbers have been in freefall since 2011, as his OPS has gone from .810 to .706. Second base bats aren't as scarce as they once were, so Phillips can comfortably be skipped over for cheaper options later in drafts.
Phillips' spring struggles continue | 03/11/2014 6:10 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 0-for-2 with a walk on Tuesday against the Giants.
ImpactPhillips recently criticized the media for suggesting he is declining. However, he is coming off of a season in which he slashed .261/.310/.396. After Tuesday's outing, his spring average fell to .200 in 20 Cactus League at-bats. As Phillips himself noted, though, he was hit on the wrist last season, which affected his swing. That said, it's hard to be optimistic about his production at 32 years old.
Yanks among teams on Phillips' no-trade list | 12/11/2013 11:57 PM
NewsThe Yankees are one of the teams on Brandon Phillips' no-trade list, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactThat explains why Phillips was rumored to have asked for more money in any potential deal to the Yankees. Phillips still has four years and $50 million left on his deal, and it's unclear how much more he might ask for to waive the limited no-trade clause. It may be just one of many reasons the Reds end up holding onto the 32-year-old.
Yankees turned down Gardner-for-Phillips swap | 12/11/2013 10:23 PM
NewsThe Yankees rejected a Brandon Phillips-for-Brett Gardner trade offer from the Reds, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactThe Yanks are in the market for a second baseman, but they're on the record as being in no hurry to deal Gardner. The Reds have been hot and cold on dealing their 32-year-old second baseman, but Ken Rosenthal recently reported the team isn't ruling it out. They've been said to have interest in the Yankees' center fielder, but the two sides have yet to match up on a deal.
Reds aren't ruling out Brandon Phillips trade | 12/11/2013 10:38 AM
NewsKen Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the Reds are no longer "ruling out" a Brandon Phillips trade.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactThe Reds stated earlier this month that Phillips would not be dealt, but conversations at this week's Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida have obviously changed that tune. Phillips would make sense for the Yankees, who need to replace Robinson Cano, but Rosenthal is hearing that there are no active discussions between New York and Cincinnati at this time. The 32-year-old second baseman had 100 RBI in 2013 but a brutal .706 OPS.
Rosenthal: Reds unlikely to trade 2B Phillips | 12/03/2013 11:12 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds are unlikely to trade Brandon Phillips.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactIt flies in the face of reports over the last month from Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan and Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM, both of which claimed that Phillips was as good as gone. It's unclear whether the market for Phillips wasn't what the Reds hoped or if they simply just had a change of heart. The 32-year-old drove in 100 runs in 2013 but had his worst OPS (.706) ever as a Red.
Reds expected to trade Phillips by next week | 12/03/2013 4:32 PM
NewsJim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM is hearing from sources that the Reds will trade Brandon Phillips by the end of next week's Winter Meetings in Orlando.
Jim Bowden on Twitter
ImpactThe writing has been on the wall since the end of the season and Phillips was recently left off the player appearances schedule for the annual Redsfest in Cincinnati. Phillips posted a weak .706 OPS in 2013 and is owed $50 million over the next four seasons, but the 32-year-old is still an elite defensive second baseman and the Reds should be able to find a suitor for him as the hot stove heats up.
Report: Phillips assured of being dealt | 11/06/2013 1:44 PM
NewsA baseball executive told Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan on Tuesday that Brandon Phillips is assured of being traded this offseason.
Impact"He's gone," was the exact quote. This presumption has been widely reported since the Reds' season concluded. Phillips, who is owed $50 million over the next four years, was named the 2013 National League Gold Glove winner at second base last week. Phillips had a .706 OPS in 2013, the lowest mark he'd ever posted as a Red, but John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported last month that the main reason Cincy wants to deal him is because the outspoken Phillips has ruffled some feathers in the organization. The Yankees and Braves are known to have interest, though New York's desire will cease if Robinson Cano is re-signed, and Atlanta won't work out a deal unless Dan Uggla's last two contract years are first unloaded.
Yanks have talked to Reds about B. Phillips | 11/05/2013 5:00 PM
NewsAccording to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Yankees have "checked in" with the Reds about Brandon Phillips.
ImpactThe Yankees are clearly lining up options in case Robinson Cano departs via free agency and have contacted free agent second baseman Omar Infante as well. Heyman says the intial asking price on Phillips is "way too steep" at the moment for the Yankees. But that could change.
Brandon Phillips wins another Gold Glove | 10/29/2013 8:34 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips has been named the 2013 National League Gold Glove winner at second base.
Carrie Muskat on Twitter
ImpactHe recaptures the award from the Cubs' Darwin Barney, who broke Phillips' two-year streak last season. Phillips' range isn't what it used to be, but he still makes plenty of highlight-reel plays. He beat out Barney and the Dodgers' Mark Ellis.
Braves may be interested in Brandon Phillips | 10/19/2013 11:11 AM
NewsDavid O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the Braves may be interested in acquiring Brandon Phillips from the Reds provided that they take Dan Uggla as part of the deal.
David O'Brien on Twitter
ImpactThe Braves would also likely have to include a prospect or two to sweeten the deal. Uggla still has two years and $26 million remaining on his deal with the Braves, while Phillips is still owed $50 million over the next four years.
Reds have 'all intents' to trade 2B Phillips | 10/18/2013 4:23 PM
NewsUSA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Reds decided a month ago that they will shop Brandon Phillips this winter with "all intents to trade him."
Bob Nightengale on Twitter
ImpactThe report comes on the heels of one from John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that stated the club could be interested in moving the second baseman. Phillips had a .706 OPS in 2013, which was his lowest ever as a Red, but Fay indicated that the main reason they'd want to deal him is because he's ruffled some feathers in the organization. The second baseman has four years and $50 million left on his contract.
Reds could be interested in trading Phillips | 10/18/2013 10:49 AM
NewsJohn Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds could try to trade Brandon Phillips this offseason.
ImpactFay notes that the club's interest in Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero "is the strongest indication" that the club will try to deal Phillips. He also notes that Phillips "ticked off a lot of people in the organization with his behavior this year," in particular when he called owner Bob Castellini a liar in a Cincinnati Magazine article. Phillips' .706 OPS in 2013 was his lowest ever for a full season and he has four years and $50 million left on his deal, so he might not be that easy to move.
Phillips (shin) in lineup for Wild Card game | 10/01/2013 2:39 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips (shin) is in the lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Pirates.
C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter
ImpactPhillips left Saturday's game with a bruised shin and sat out Sunday, but the injury isn't enough to keep him out of the lineup with the team's season on the line. Shin Soo Choo will bat leadoff in the do-or-die game and will be followed by Ryan Ludwick, Joey Votto, Phillips, Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart, Ryan Hanigan, and Johnny Cueto. Francisco Liriano will start for Pittsburgh.
Phillips (shin) expected to be in lineup Tue. | 09/30/2013 5:22 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips (shin) is expected to be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Pirates.
John Fay on Twitter
ImpactPhillips left Saturday's game with a bruised left shin and sat out Sunday's game, but it's not enough to keep him out of the lineup with the team's season on the line.
Brandon Phillips day-to-day with bruised shin | 09/28/2013 3:55 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips is being considered day-to-day with a bruised shin after X-rays came back negative on Saturday.
C. Trent Rosencrans on Twitter
ImpactPhillips departed from Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his shin, and went for X-rays as a precautionary measure to rule out any serious injury. It's unlikely that he'll return to the lineup on Sunday, as the Reds are likely to prefer that he rest for Tuesday's wild card game.
Phillips leaves after fouling ball off shin | 09/28/2013 3:05 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips was removed from Saturday's game against the Pirates after fouling a ball off his shin.
Mark Sheldon on Twitter
ImpactPhillips stayed in to finish the at-bat, but was lifted for a pinch-runner after he singled. It was likely just a precautionary move, but the team should have an update on his status shortly.
Brandon Phillips not in Reds lineup Saturday | 09/07/2013 11:02 AM
NewsBrandon Phillips is not in the Reds starting lineup for Saturday's afternoon tilt against the Dodgers.
C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter
ImpactPhillips has been dealing with a quad injury, so the Reds are likely just taking it easy on him and providing some extra rest. Cesar Izturis will fill in at second base and hit second for the Reds.
Brandon Phillips (quad) will play Friday | 09/06/2013 3:54 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips (quad) will be in the Reds' lineup Friday.
Jeremy Warnemuende on Twitter
ImpactPhillips exited Thursday's game due to a bruised left quad. Manager Dusty Baker has told him to play cautiously, but the second baseman will give it a go.
Brandon Phillips exits with bruised quad | 09/05/2013 9:45 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips left Thursday's game against the Cardinals with a bruised left quad.
ImpactPhillips was injured on a takeout slide by Matt Holliday in the sixth inning and was noticeably gimpy for a couple innings before being removed. The Reds are calling his exit precautionary, and he should be ready to play Friday.
Phillips doubles, triples and homers vs. Rox | 08/31/2013 11:44 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips finished a single short of the cycle in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Rockies.
ImpactPhillips hit an RBI triple in the top of the second inning, a solo homer in the top of the third and a double in the top of the fifth. He struck out in his fourth at-bat and grounded out in his fifth at-bat. Phillips has a career-high 99 RBI in 127 games this season.
Brandon Phillips drives in two runs Friday | 08/31/2013 12:13 AM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Friday against the Rockies.
ImpactIn the No. 2 spot for the second straight game, Phillips delivered a two-run single in the ninth inning. The 32-year-old will see fewer RBI chances if he sticks there, but he's now just one away from his career-high of 98 from 2009. Only Paul Goldschmidt has more RBI in the National League.
Phillips swats 16th homer in losing effort | 08/23/2013 10:35 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips swatted his 16th home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Brewers.
ImpactPhillips finished the night 2-for-4 and also scored a pair of runs. His solo shot off Yovani Gallardo in the sixth inning knotted the score at 3-3, but that would be the extent of the Reds' offense. He's enjoying another solid season in the middle of the Reds lineup, hitting .266/.314/.412 with 16 homers and 95 RBI.
Brandon Phillips goes 3-for-4 in victory | 08/19/2013 11:02 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in the Reds' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.
ImpactNo runs batted in tonight, yet Phillips had a nice game anyway. He scored multiple runs for the first time since July 24 and just the third time since June 1. Much of that has to do with the struggles of the guys in the 6-8 spots in the Reds lineup, but the other part of it is his poor OBP of late.
Phillips has 3 hits, Reds win 6-4 over Cubs | 08/14/2013 1:47 AM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 3-for-6 with two stolen bases in the Reds' 6-4, 11-inning win over the Cubs on Tuesday.
ImpactPhillips collected three singles, driving in his 90th run of the year with the first of his three hits. The stolen bases were a bit more of a surprise from the 32-year-old -- he'd stolen just two bases all season coming into the game. The second baseman was the only Reds player to collect more than one hit in the game.
Brandon Phillips hits 13th homer | 07/31/2013 7:07 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 3-for-5 and hit his 13th homer Wednesday against the Padres.
ImpactIt's the first three-hit game for Phillips since way back on April 28. He's still hit just .226 with three homers in 186 at-bats since the beginning of June, though he's driven in 38 runs during the span anyway.
Brandon Phillips out of lineup Monday | 07/29/2013 5:58 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips is out of the starting lineup Monday against the Padres.
ImpactNo word on the reason for his absence, but he could just be getting a scheduled day off. Cesar Izturis will make the start at second base.
Brandon Phillips to lead off for NL All-Stars | 07/15/2013 1:47 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips will bat leadoff for the National League in Tuesday night's 2013 All-Star Game.
ImpactPhillips will start at second base. Carlos Beltran is batting second and playing right field, Joey Votto will bat third and play first base and David Wright will play third base and bat cleanup. Caros Gonzalez hits fifth and will play left field, Yadier Molina will hit sixth and start at catcher, Troy Tulowitzki will hit seventh and play shortstop and Michael Cuddyer will DH and bat eighth. Bryce Harper is in center field and batting ninth. Matt Harvey is the NL's starting pitcher.
Brandon Phillips knocks in three runs in win | 07/10/2013 5:29 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips singled twice and knocked in three runs versus the Brewers on Wednesday.
ImpactPhillips' average and power production have really slipped, but he's still driving in runs at a good rate. Since the beginning of June, he has 23 RBI in 30 games, even though he's batting just .217 with three homers and no doubles.
Phillips hits two-run homer, Reds beat Giants | 07/02/2013 10:19 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips hit a two-run homer as the Reds no-hit the Giants in a 3-0 win on Tuesday.
ImpactPhillips' two-run blast in the sixth inning gave starter Homer Bailey some breathing room, as he took Tim Lincecum deep for his 12th homer of the year. The second baseman has hits in each of his five games since returning from paternity leave, and the homer was his first since June 23. He's also the leading vote-getter among second basemen in NL All-Star Game voting. It's been a good first half for Phillips.
Brandon Phillips getting close to 100 percent | 07/01/2013 6:12 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips admitted Monday that he played hurt in June but is finally "getting closer to 100 percent."
ImpactPhillips was hit on the left forearm by a pitch on June 1. He missed four games and evidently was still hurting for weeks after that, as he wound up batting just .193/.247/.265 in June. "I feel better," Phillips said Monday. "The bat doesn't feel heavy in my hand. I'm not the type of person to make excuses, but I was really hurting."
Brandon Phillips returns to game action | 06/29/2013 8:50 AM
NewsBrandon Phillips returned the to Reds' lineup Friday.
ImpactPhillips was placed on the paternity leave list earlier in the week. He went 2-for-4 in his first game action since Sunday. Phillips is batting just .205/.262/.282 this month.
Reds' Phillips placed on paternity leave list | 06/25/2013 3:50 PM
NewsReds placed 2B Brandon Phillips on the paternity leave list.
ImpactThe Reds put out a press release Tuesday afternoon which said that Phillips "is away from the team on a private personal matter." He is permitted to be away from the team for 24 to 72 hours.
Phillips to be placed on paternity leave? | 06/25/2013 1:25 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips appears to be headed to the paternity leave list.
ImpactThe Reds have yet to make an official announcement, but the transaction was listed on MLB.com. If so, Phillips can be away from the team for 24 to 72 hours.
Phillips hits walk-off as Reds best Pirates | 06/20/2013 12:21 AM
NewsBrandon Phillips hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning to give the Reds a 2-1 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
ImpactPhillips has struggled of late, as he's just 12-for-59 (.203) in June, and he was struggling again on Wednesday before the single in the 13th inning. The slump has dropped his average on the season to .272. Maybe Wednesday's heroics will ignite his bat once again.
Brandon Phillips knocks in six in Reds' win | 06/10/2013 11:58 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips hit his fifth career grand slam and ended up driving in all six runs as the Reds beat the Cubs 6-2 on Monday.
ImpactPhillips also had an RBI single and an RBI groundout. He's now up to 52 RBI this season, putting him two-thirds of the way to his 2012 total of 77 and more than halfway to his career high of 98 RBI from 2009. It's too bad for his fantasy owners that he's not stealing bases like he used to -- he's just 1-for-3 on the year -- but they can hardly complain when he's hitting for power like this.
Brandon Phillips back in Reds' lineup Friday | 06/07/2013 2:43 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.
MLB Lineups on Twitter
ImpactPhillips missed four games with a sore left forearm, but he wasn't going to miss any action against the division rival Cardinals. The second baseman returns to a .296/.347/.481 batting line with nine homers and 45 RBI in 54 games this season.
Brandon Phillips expected to return on Friday | 06/05/2013 4:57 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips (forearm) is expected to return to the Reds' lineup on Friday against the Cardinals.
C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter
ImpactPhillips is sitting Wednesday for a fourth straight game, but his injured left forearm is beginning to feel much better. The second baseman has hit .296/.347/.481 with nine homers and 45 RBI in 54 games this season.
Phillips (forearm) out of Reds' lineup again | 06/05/2013 3:48 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips (forearm) is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.
John Fay on Twitter
ImpactPhillips will miss his fourth straight game with a left forearm injury. Jack Hannahan is starting at second base in his absence.
Brandon Phillips has problems fielding | 06/04/2013 9:27 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips isn't having issues hitting, but fielding leaves his left forearm sore.
Impact"I felt good swinging," said Phillips. "The more I kept on swinging, the more it kept it loose. It felt good, so that's why I'm going to do some more treatment right now, just keep it hot, keep it moving. ... But other than that, catching a ground ball was not my friend. It wasn't fun." Phillips will likely be held out until the start of the Cardinals series this weekend.
Brandon Phillips (forearm) out again Tuesday | 06/04/2013 2:41 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips (forearm) is out of the Reds' starting lineup again Tuesday.
ImpactPhillips suffered a left forearm contusion when he was hit by a pitch Saturday and could miss the entire series against the Rockies. Cesar Izturis will fill in again Tuesday.
Phillips (forearm) not in Monday's lineup | 06/03/2013 5:03 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips (forearm) is not in Monday's lineup against the Rockies.
MLB Lineups on Twitter
ImpactPhillips is still in recovery mode after he was hit on the left forearm by a pitch on Saturday. While X-rays came back negative, he could miss the entire series against the Rockies. Cesar Izturis is filling in at second base for now.
Reds' Phillips (forearm) likely out 3-4 days | 06/02/2013 12:17 PM
NewsReds manager Dusty Baker anticipates Brandon Phillips (forearm) being sidelined "three or four days."
ImpactPhillips was hit by a pitch on his left forearm Saturday, and although nothing is broken, he remains very sore. "No," he said Sunday when asked if he could play tomorrow. "I can't even squeeze my hand. Hopefully, it will loosen up. I play through injuries, but I can't with this. I never knew you needed your forearm so much."
Brandon Phillips will sit out Sunday | 06/02/2013 9:30 AM
NewsBrandon Phillips (forearm) will not be in the lineup on Sunday.
ImpactPhillips had to exit Saturday's game after being hit on the left forearm by a pitch. It could be much worse, as the second baseman admitted when it happened that he "thought it was broke for sure." "Hopefully, I just miss one game," Phillips said. "That's what I'm hoping. You know how Dusty (Baker) is. He'll want to make sure I'm OK. We still got a lot of games left. I'm not looking forward to sitting on the bench tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll be back in Monday." Cesar Izturis will likely start Sunday in Phillips' place.
Brandon Phillips day-to-day after HBP | 06/01/2013 10:20 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips is day-to-day after coming out of Saturday's game with a left forearm contusion, the result of a HBP.
ImpactX-rays were negative afterwards. Cesar Izturis might have to start in his place Sunday.
Phillips collects two hits, Reds best Marlins | 05/15/2013 11:27 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Reds beat the Marlins on Wednesday.
ImpactPhillips' run batted in was his 34th of the season, and the second baseman is now hitting .286 on the year. He bats behind one of the most prolific on-base machines in the game in Joey Votto, and it doesn't look like he'll move out of the cleanup spot any time soon. Enjoy the production.
Brandon Phillips homers in win over Brewers | 05/10/2013 11:24 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's 4-3 win over the Brewers.
ImpactPhillips also drew a walk and scored two runs. He had an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning and later launched a solo homer in the seventh which proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Phillips continues to thrive as the Reds' cleanup hitter, as he currently leads the National League with 31 RBI. All that production with the bat has overshadowed the fact that he has yet to steal a base through 34 games.
Brandon Phillips homers in loss to Cards | 05/01/2013 4:53 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips was the Reds offense on Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a solo homer and an RBI double.
ImpactPhillips has nine hits in five games, raising his average to .289. His two RBI today allowed him to keep pace with Mets catcher John Buck, who had two against the Marlins, and remain one out of the NL lead.
Phillips has three hits in loss to Nationals | 04/27/2013 4:30 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.
ImpactNice to see from Phillips, who entered Saturday's action hitless over his last four games and with just three hits in his last 31 at-bats. Despite the recent slump, the 31-year-old still ranks second in the National League with 22 RBI.
Phillips has walk-off sac fly vs. Marlins | 04/20/2013 6:25 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in a 3-2 win over the Marlins in 13 innings on Saturday.
ImpactPhillips drove in Shin-Soo Choo, who led off the inning with a ground rule double. The 31-year-old was originally expected to serve as the No. 2 hitter this season, but he has thrived since taking over for Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) as the cleanup hitter. He's currently tied with Chris Davis and John Buck for the major league lead with 20 RBI. With Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto setting the table, a 100-RBI season can't be ruled out.
Phillips drives in three, Reds trounce Phils | 04/17/2013 9:59 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 2-for-2 with three RBI as the Reds defeated the Phillies on Wednesday.
ImpactPhillips did all his damage in the first three innings, as he was later replaced by Cesar Izturis in the blowout. Phillips is now hitting .351 with a whopping 19 RBI for the year. As long as he continues to hit in the middle of the Reds order, there's no reason to think he can't continue to rack up the counting stats as well.
Brandon Phillips not in Saturday's lineup | 04/13/2013 3:41 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips in not in Saturday's lineup against the Pirates.
Tom Singer on Twitter
ImpactPhillips has played in every game this season, so it's just a scheduled day off. Cesar Izturis is starting at second base.
Phillips blasts two homers in loss to Pirates | 04/12/2013 11:16 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips blasted a pair of home runs and drove home three in a losing effort against the Pirates on Friday.
ImpactPhillips finished the night 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI. He tagged A.J. Burnett for a solo shot in the second inning, then added a two-run bomb off Tony Watson in the seventh that knotted the score at 5-5. He's settled nicely into the cleanup role in the absence of Ryan Ludwick, hitting .318/.340/.682 with four homers and 11 RBI on the season.
Brandon Phillips homers in Reds' rout | 04/08/2013 8:00 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and RBI double in Monday's win over the Cardinals.
ImpactPhillips' homer in the sixth cut the Cards' lead to one at the time, and his bloop double in the ninth put them ahead before the floodgates opened up. Jay Bruce (four hits) and Shin-Soo Choo (two hits, three RBI) also had big days at the dish for the Reds. Phillips is batting .344 with two homers and seven RBI early on this season.
Brandon Phillips to bat cleanup for Reds | 04/03/2013 2:43 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips will take over the cleanup spot for the Reds following Ryan Ludwick's shoulder injury.
Bob Nightengale on Twitter
ImpactPhillips batted second in Monday's season opener, but Reds manager Dusty Baker already has to make some adjustments now that Ludwick is expected to be sidelined until July. It's not clear who will replace him in the No. 2 spot, but Zack Cozart is the most likely candidate. While it's probably a mistake to keep Cozart that high in the order, at least Phillips is in an excellent position to drive in runs behind Joey Votto.
Brandon Phillips goes 4-for-4 | 03/06/2013 11:57 PM
NewsBrandon Phillips went 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's exhibition game versus the Rockies.
ImpactDavid Wright, Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Jones and Jonathan Lucroy also have multiple hits for Team USA. Phillips' .750 OPS last season was his lowest since joining the Reds, but he should still have plenty left in the tank for fantasy owners.
Brandon Phillips likely to bat second | 02/17/2013 1:46 PM
NewsReds manager Dusty Baker said Brandon Phillips will likely bat second this season.
Impact"If we started right now. That's way down the line," Baker said. "I've thought about different lineups. I'm sure I will get a lot of help." Phillips has switched mostly between the leadoff spot and the middle of the order for the Reds the past few seasons, but he'll settle in behind new leadoff man Shin-Soo Choo in 2013.
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|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|At Bats||5||8 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 21||7|
|Runs||2||at Pit||Apr 21||3|
|Hits||3||2 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 21||3|
|Doubles||1||3 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 21||2|
|Home Runs||1||at NYN||Apr 5||2|
|Total Bases||4||2 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 21||9|
|Extra-Base Hits||1||4 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 21||3|
|Runs Batted In||2||at NYN||Apr 5||6|
|Base on Balls||2||vs. StL||Mar 31||2|
|Times on Base||3||3 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 21||3|
|Caught Stealing||1||2 times-last:vs. TB||last:Apr 12||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||650||2007 (Cin)|
|Home Runs||30||2007 (Cin)|
|Total Bases||315||2007 (Cin)|
|Extra-Base Hits||62||2007 (Cin)|
|Runs Batted In||103||2013 (Cin)|
|Base on Balls||46||2010 (Cin)|
|Times on Base||236||2011 (Cin)|
|Stolen Bases||32||2007 (Cin)|
|Caught Stealing||12||2010 (Cin)|
|Batting Average||.300||2011 (Cin)|
|On Base Percentage||.353||2011 (Cin)|
|Slugging Percentage||.485||2007 (Cin)|