Brandon Phillips
2B/3B FA
2 months ago

Phillips is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips will sit out Sunday while Cliff Pennington starts at second base in the Angels' season finale. Prior to being acquired by the Angels, Phillips began the season with the Braves. Between the two, the 36-year-old hit a respectable .285/.319/.416.

Brandon Phillips
2B/3B FA
2 months ago

Phillips is not in the lineup against the White Sox on Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips will head to the bench in favor of Kaleb Cowart following the club's elimination from playoff contention. Since joining the Angels at the beginning of September, Phillips has gone 24-for-94 (.255 average) with two home runs and eight RBI.

Brandon Phillips
2B/3B FA
2 months ago

Phillips went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 9-3 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran second baseman has thrived while batting fifth for his new club, going 4-for-12 with a double, two homers and four RBI over his last three games. It's unclear whether Phillips' new lineup placement is the main cause for his recent hot streak, or if it's simply just a coincidence. Either way, he is providing enough pop to help fantasy owners during the final week of the regular season.

Brandon Phillips
2B/3B FA
2 months ago

Phillips went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Sunday's 7-5 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

It was the veteran second baseman's 12th homer of the season, but just his first since joining the Angels at the beginning of September. Phillips was slashing .256/.266/.321 over his previous 18 games, so manager Mike Scioscia moved him from the leadoff spot to fifth in the order Sunday. The lineup shift paid immediate dividends for the 36-year-old, and considering i coincided with the Angels snapping their six-game losing streak, this configuration will likely stick for the remainder of the season.

Brandon Phillips
2B/3B FA
2 months ago

Phillips (back) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips sat out the last two games to rest his sore back, but he is ready to resume his role as the Angels' starting second baseman. Phillips will hit leadoff Tuesday against Indians starter Mike Clevinger.

Brandon Phillips
2B/3B FA
2 months ago

Phillips (back) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips will miss his second consecutive game Sunday as he deals with a tight back. The Angels had been optimistic about his condition and hoped that he'd be ready to return for their series finale against Texas, but he'll have to miss another game and give way to Kaleb Cowart at second base. The team has Monday off, so Phillips may be back in action Tuesday against the Indians.

Brandon Phillips
2B/3B FA
2 months ago

The Angels are hoping that Phillips (back) will be able to return to the lineup Sunday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Mike Scioscia downplayed the issue, saying Phillips is merely day-to-day with lower-back tightness. Phillips appeared to injure himself on a swing during Friday's game. Cliff Pennington is starting at second base Saturday with Mike Trout leading off.

Brandon Phillips
2B/3B FA
2 months ago

Phillips (side) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips appeared to injure himself on a swing Friday, and manager Mike Scioscia later confirmed to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register that Phillips experienced some tightness in his side. He was to be reevaluated Saturday, but the team has yet to provide any further updates. Mike Trout will lead off in Phillips' absence as Cliff Pennington mans second base and bats ninth.

Brandon Phillips
2B/3B FA
2 months ago

Phillips went 2-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips was the only batter to log hits against Justin Verlander and Ken Giles in a combined shutout. The veteran second baseman is slashing just .239/.255/.261 since joining the Angels. That said, Phillips has scored six runs and stolen a base in 10 games while serving as the club's leadoff hitter, so he can still provide value even if his bat hasn't made the trip west yet.

Brandon Phillips
2B/3B FA
2 months ago

Phillips led off and went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored in Sunday's 7-6 loss to Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips is just 3-for-15 since joining the Angels on Sept. 1, but he has acted as the team's leadoff hitter in all three starts. The veteran second baseman may be getting long in the tooth, but his consistent production (.287 with 11 home runs and 10 stolen bases) has kept him relevant in most fantasy formats this season. At the bare minimum, Phillips should be an excellent source of runs scored while batting in front of Mike Trout for the final month of the regular season.