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Phillips (hand) is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins.

Phillips suffered injuries to both of his hands Sunday, so it's not a big surprise that he's out of the lineup Monday. The team hasn't disclosed the severity of the injury, so consider him day-to-day until something indicates otherwise, but Ivan DeJesus will replace him a second base Monday and will bat second for the Reds.

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Phillips left Sunday's game against the Mets with injuries to both of his hands, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Phillips was scratched from the lineup Wednesday due to a jammed thumb, but he returned in short order for Thursday's game. He homered off of Steven Matz on Sunday, then appeared to injure his hand during a later at-bat. Now dealing with injuries to both hands, Phillips may not be available for Monday's game against the Twins.

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Phillips left in the seventh inning of Sunday's scheduled game against the Mets.

Phillips homered in the first inning of the game, but later appeared to hurt his hand or wrist while swinging and missing at a Steven Matz changeup. Ivan De Jesus Jr. replaced him in the game.

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Phillips (thumb) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Pirates, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Phillips jammed his thumb prior to Wednesday's game, causing him to be scratched. It appears the issue was minor, however, as he'll once again bat atop the Reds' order.

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Phillips was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a jammed thumb, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Phillips jammed the thumb during Tuesday's game, and it was causing discomfort Wednesday afternoon, so he'll be given the night off to rest. While it doesn't look to be anything overly serious, it's worth noting that Phillips surgery on the same thumb last season, so his status is certainly something to keep an eye on over the next few days. Consider Phillips day-to-day until the team says otherwise.

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Phillips has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Reds are yet to provide a reason for the scratch, but manager Bryan Price is expected to address the situation later in the afternoon prior to game-time. In any case, Ivan De Jesus will enter the lineup at second base in Phillips' place, while Billy Hamilton moves up to the leadoff spot.

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Phillips (groin) will start at second base and bat leadoff Sunday against the Cubs, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Phillips was limited to pinch-hit duties in the last two games after missing two in a row, but he'll return to his regular role for the Sunday evening contest against left-hander Jon Lester. His bat is much-needed in a struggling Cincinnati offense, as Phillips is hitting .375 to start the month of June, bringing his season average up to .305.

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Phillips (groin) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Cubs, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Make it four straight games out of the lineup for Phillips, who will be replaced at second base Saturday by Kris Negron after Ivan De Jesus got the nod the past three days. Phillips did, however, make a pinch-hit appearance Friday, which suggests the Reds don't view this as a potential DL situation.

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Phillips (groin) was fine taking batting practice Friday but was left out of the lineup because he was gingerly taking ground balls, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

He will be available to pinch hit Friday, as hitting is not an issue for him currently. However, he won't be back in the starting lineup until he can defend his position without issue.

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Phillips (groin) remains out of the lineup Friday, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

This will be his third straight game missed with the groin issue, and Ivan De Jesus will get the start at second base. Consider Phillips day-to-day for now.