Found September 07, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Cincinnati Reds' second baseman Brandon Phillips suffered a quad contusion while turning a double play in Thursday night's game.  He played most of last night's game before being taken out for a pinch runner in the eighth inning following a single.  Manager Dusty Baker decided on resting Phillips tonight. As reported by Jeremy Warnemuende of, Baker said he would only consider using Phillips in a situation where he wouldn't have to do much running, such as a potential two-out, pinch-hit opportunity.  Since the series finale will not be until tomorrow night at 8:05 pm ET, Phillips will have additional rest.  "It's kind of a necessary day off," said Baker. "[We have] a short turnaround. I didn't like how he went after a couple balls. He wasn't gliding like he usually does." I just told [Phillips] to get as much treatment as possible," said Baker. "It's not quite hero time. Almost." Phillips has had a good deal of success off of Dodgers' starter Clayton Kershaw, who is scheduled to start Sunday night's game. So the additional rest should help Phillips be ready to play in the series finale. Phillips is a career .272 hitter with 1,392 hits, 255 doubles, 166 home runs and 702 runs batted in.  Last season, he has 18 home runs and 77 rbi's in 147 games.  This season, Phillips has a career high 101 rbi's, to go along with 23 doubles, 18 home runs, and a .267 batting average.

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