Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
2 weeks ago

Phillips went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, his first blast of the spring, in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

He's now slashing .389/.522/.611 through his first 18 at-bats this spring, and the long-time Red seems to be adjusting to a Braves uniform nicely. Phillips will turn 36 just before the All-Star break, but he seems more than capable of supplying another season with double-digit homers and steals in 2017.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
3 weeks ago

Phillips went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is now hitting .313 (5-for-16) to begin the spring, and Phillips appears just about ready for Opening Day. Prospect Ozzie Albies is nipping at his heels for the starting second base job, but the 35-year-old Phillips won't give up his spot easily after hitting better than .290 for the second straight season in 2016.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
1 month ago

Phillips is hitting sixth Saturday in the Braves' Grapefruit League opener, as manager Brian Snitker gives a sneak peek at his Opening Day lineup, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old managed 64 RBI last season for the Reds, and should be in a good spot to at least match that production hitting behind Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis in the Braves' order. Phillips may be on the tail end of his career, but he's shown no signs yet of falling off a cliff at the plate, making him a solid (if not very sexy from an upside perspective) fantasy middle infield option.

Brandon Phillips
2B ATL
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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.