Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
2 weeks ago

The Reds agreed Sunday to trade Phillips to the Braves, ESPN.com's Buster Olney reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal isn't expected to be officially announced until Monday, but Phillips, 35, will head to Atlanta in exchange for two marginal prospects, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. The Reds have engaged with several teams in trade talks about Phillips the past couple of seasons in an attempt to clear second base for promising prospects Jose Peraza and Dilson Herrera, but it took a potential move to his hometown team before the veteran agreed to waive the no-trade clause. The Reds are expected to cover most of what remains on the final season of Phillips' six-year, $72.5 million contract. With the Braves, Phillips could push Jace Peterson for starting duties at the keystone, but at the very least, he'll make for a serviceable backup with Sean Rodriguez potentially needing shoulder surgery following complications from a January car accident, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
2 weeks ago

Phillips is close to being acquired by the Braves, Ken Rosenthal of FOX reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips, who turned down a previous trade proposal this offseason, has reportedly waived his no-trade clause, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, so this trade looks like it's on the verge of happening.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
3 weeks ago

Phillips is still with the Reds after turning down another potential trade this offseason. As a result, he might lose playing time with the Reds wanting to find room for Jose Peraza.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds haven't outright said that Phillips will be benched, but quotes from GM Dick Williams have hinted at that possibility. "I don't know. Hard to predict," Williams said when asked how the club would handle the situation with Phillips. "I do expect Bryan and I to be open with him going forward, as we've been open in the past."

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
5 months ago

Phillips (hand) will sit out the season finale Sunday against the Cubs, Jamie Ramsey of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips will have missed the final five games of the regular season due to the hand issue, finishing his campaign with a respectable .291/.320/.416 batting line and adding 11 home runs and 14 stolen bases over 141 games. The veteran second baseman has one year remaining on his contract with the Reds.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
5 months ago

Phillips (hand) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Cubs, the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans reports.

EDGE Analysis

A bruised hand will continue to keep Phillips sidelined for the fourth game in a row Saturday. Ivan De Jesus will start at second base and hit second against Jon Lester and the Cubs.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
5 months ago

Phillips (hand) is not in the lineup Friday against the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

A hand injury forced him out of Tuesday's tilt early, and though X-rays later that day came back negative, Phillips will now miss his third game in a row as a result of the ailment. Ivan De Jesus will draw another start at second base in his stead and bat sixth Friday.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
5 months ago

Phillips (hand) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips will not start for the second day in a row as a result of the hand injury he suffered in Tuesday's contest. Ivan De Jesus will get the start in his place Thursday night.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
5 months ago

Phillips (hand) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

He left Tuesday's game with a hand injury, and seems to be day-to-day. Tony Renda will start at the keystone and hit seventh Wednesday.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
5 months ago

Phillips left Tuesday's game with a left hand injury and X-rays were negative, the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans reports.

EDGE Analysis

He went 0-for-3 with an RBI and two strikeouts before exiting. The fact that X-rays were negative suggests there's a chance that he could return before the end of the season. Ivan De Jesus, Tony Renda and Hernan Iribarren are options to fill in at the keystone while Phillips is out.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
5 months ago

Phillips is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Tony Renda will take over at the keystone as Phillips sits following nine consecutive starts. Phillips posted just a .670 OPS before the All-Star break but is batting .346/.368/.486 in the second half, with 16 hits in 40 September at-bats.