Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:07:39 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) started working out in Cincinnati Monday, July 21, taking a step forward in his recovery. "He was able to throw. Obviously, he was not able to catch the ball," manager Bryan Price said. "And he's doing some movement with his hand a lot more comfortably. It's still on schedule but still a ways away."
Fantasy Tip: Phillips was expected to miss a minimum of six weeks, and he has only been sidelined 10 days, so he will be on the mend at least another month before he nears a return to game action.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:36:19 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (knee) and 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) are about five weeks away from returning to the lineup, according to general manager Walt Jocketty.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:32:55 -0700
Free-agent 2B Dan Uggla (Braves) could land with the Cincinnati Reds, in the opinion of one league executive, due to 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) being hurt.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:32:12 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds officially placed 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) on the disabled list Friday, July 11. Also, C Tucker Barnhart was optioned to Triple-A Louisville while RPs Carlos Contreras and Curtis Patch were recalled.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:21:50 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds could look outside the organization to replace 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb), according to manager Bryan Price. Price said OF Donald Lutz and 1B Neftali Soto are not suited for the role.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:15:38 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) is expected to miss six weeks, the team announced Thursday, July 10. He will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb Friday, July 11.
Fantasy Tip: Phillips is worth stashing in a disabled list slot in all formats. Outside of NL-only leagues, he isn't worth using a bench space on, if your disabled list slots are filled with superior players. Skip Schumaker gains NL-only value while Phillips is out.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:07:52 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) has a ligament tear in his left thumb, and he will have surgery Friday, July 11.
Fantasy Tip: To put the recovery timetable in perspective, Bryce Harper missed 57 games and almost two months with a torn ligament. Phillips' season could be over. Skip Schumaker and Ramon Santiago will see additional playing time. Schumaker is an option in NL-only leagues.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:16:56 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) is out of the lineup Thursday, July 10.
Fantasy Tip: There is no update on his thumb injury, but he could miss a few more days.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:49:56 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) was wearing a brace on his left thumb after leaving the game Wednesday, July 9. Manager Bryan Price was upbeat about the injury. "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."
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:52:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) had X-rays on his left thumb Wednesday, July 9, and they were negative.