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How should the Cincinnati Reds approach the offseason?

The 2014 Cincinnati Reds were crushed by injuries. Joey Votto missed 60% of the season and wasn’t exactly healthy for the time he was on the field. Devin Mesoraco missed a month over two different DL trips. Brandon Phillips missed a month. Jay Bruce missed two weeks but never recovered once he came back. Tony Cingrani missed nearly half of the season. Homer Bailey missed a third...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 162: Reds 4 Pirates 1

To put it bluntly, this game was every stupid thing that I was afraid it was going to be. Gerrit Cole was phenomenal for the Pirates; he got into a little trouble in the first inning in part due to a Brandon Phillips bloop single, escaped the jam with only one run allowed, and then cruised through the next six innings without breaking a sweat. He was painting with 98 mph fastballs...
Via WHYGAVS?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds deal Brewers costly loss

CINCINNATI -- Brandon Phillips hit his first home run in almost three months and rookie David Holmberg pitched six solid innings as the Cincinnati Reds officially ended Milwaukee's postseason hopes with a 5-3 win on Thursday. Milwaukee's loss meant the San Francisco Giants clinched a playoff spot. The Brewers committed three errors, including two in the fifth when the Reds...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds deal Brewers costly loss

CINCINNATI -- Brandon Phillips hit his first home run in almost three months and rookie David Holmberg pitched six solid innings as the Cincinnati Reds officially ended Milwaukee's postseason hopes with a 5-3 win on Thursday. Milwaukee's loss meant the San Francisco Giants clinched a playoff spot. The Brewers committed three errors, including two in the fifth when the Reds...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers eliminated with loss to Reds; Giants get playoff spot

  Brandon Phillips hit his first home run in almost three months and rookie David Holmberg pitched six solid innings as the Cincinnati Reds officially ended Milwaukee's postseason hopes with a 5-3 win on Thursday. Milwaukee's loss meant the San Francisco Giants clinched a playoff spot. The Brewers committed three errors, including two in the fifth when the Reds tied the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Cuban player will be available and other notes

Cuba has another defector who has a good track record of success, but he’s also 30 and hasn’t spent much time in the field since hurting his arm. As a second baseman the Reds may not have too much interest unless they can find a way to move Brandon Phillips in the offseason. C. Trent Rosecrans had his most recent C Dot Show earlier this week. The guest on the show was Terry Reynolds...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anybody Want Dat Dude?

The Cincinnati Reds should absolutely trade Brandon Phillips this winter—if they can. Their pitching staff is barreling toward financial derailment and Phillips is set to earn nearly $40 million over the next three seasons. He'll be 36 when his current deal is up. He can still play a pretty gnarly second base, and his salar​y—although it will clearly hurt the Reds—might...
Via The Sports Post
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds manager admits Brandon Phillips came back from surgery too soon

It’s common for people to play up the positive, tough-guy aspects of athletes playing through injuries and/or returning sooner than expected, but whenever that goes poorly–and it does, constantly–that’s often just brushed under the rug. In related news, Reds manager Bryan Price admitted Wednesday that second baseman Brandon Phillips came back too soon from surgery to repair...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Brayan Pena fake out Brandon Phillips

The MLB season is long, and it has a lot of ups and downs. That means someone needs to keep things light in the clubhouse to keep things from becoming a drag, especially when a team is scuffling as the Reds have been lately. Enter Brayan Pena, who wasted little time becoming a popular presence for Cincinnati. He struck again last night as Brandon Phillips conducted a postgame interview...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips earns 1,500th career hit

Recently back from the disabled list, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips earned himself a milestone moment Wednesday night. Phillips slapped a 2-1 pitch from Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn into left field for a seventh-inning single and 1,500th hit of his major-league career. Of his 1,500 career hits, 1,411 have come as a member of the Reds, which puts him at No. 12 among the also...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds get 2B Phillips back from DL after thumb surgery

  The slumping Cincinnati Reds have activated Brandon Phillips from the 15-day disabled list and inserted the second baseman into their starting lineup at St. Louis. Phillips was placed on the DL on July 11 after he had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. He was batting sixth for Monday night's opener of a three-game set against the Cardinals. Phillips'...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds activate Phillips from DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) The slumping Cincinnati Reds have activated Brandon Phillips from the 15-day disabled list and inserted the second baseman into their starting lineup at St. Louis. Phillips was placed on the DL on July 11 after he had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. He was batting sixth for Monday night's opener of a three-game set against the Cardinals. Phillips...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillips off DL, in Reds lineup Monday night

The Reds have activated second baseman Brandon Phillips from the disabled list. Phillips will bat sixth in the Reds lineup Monday night when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis. A torn ligament in his left thumb had kept Phillips out since July 11. The Reds also activated reliever Logan Ondrusek, optioning pitcher Dylan Axelrod and catcher Tucker Barnhart to Louisville to make...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillips hopes to be back with Reds soon

Could the Reds get a boost this week in the form of a Gold Glove second baseman? Brandon Phillips told reporters in Dayton on Sunday he hopes to be able to rejoin the Reds on Monday as the team starts a three-game series in St. Louis. Phillips started at second base and batted second for the Dragons, Cincinnati's low Single-A affiliate, on Sunday afternoon. He reached base his...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips to begin rehab with the Louisville Bats on Friday

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will begin a rehab assignment with the Louisville Bats on Friday. Phillips has been out for over a month after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. The club is not saying how long the rehab stint will be for, stating that the status beyond Friday is still undetermined. Louisville plays at home on both Friday and Saturday...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips, Manny Parra

Aroldis Chapman of the Reds showed hamstring discomfort after throwing a 102 MPH fastball to Marcell Ozuna. He grabbed his right leg, but he continued and shut down the Marlins to earn the save, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com.#452906282 / gettyimages.com"I felt a little pain or something," Chapman said via translator Tomas Vera. "It was actually something where...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brandon Phillips makes wish come true for young fan

Your browser does not support iframes.Being sidelined with an injured left thumb isn't keeping Brandon Phillips from making a difference in the community.On Friday, the Reds All-Star second basemen helped make a dream come true in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as 13-year-old Brock Johnson of Winchester, Ohio got an opportunity to hang out with his hero for a day...
Via Redlegs Review
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds' Phillips begins post-surgery workouts

With the Reds struggling on both offense and defense during a six-game losing streak, any good news is certainly welcome this week. Brandon Phillips is a man who could help them in both areas, and though he is still far away from returning from a thumb injury, the social-media-savvy star offered some encouraging images on Instagram on Wednesday. The brief video comes two days after...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had surgery on July 11 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss a total of six to eight weeks. It appears now, that the six-week time frame is more likely, meaning late August for his return. In addition, first baseman Joey Votto is also on schedule to return from his strained left quadriceps in time for...
Via MLB Injury News
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend discussion: You’re the GM of the Reds, What do you do?

With how the Reds roster has shaped up over the last few days, I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion for the weekend. Brandon Phillips is on the disabled list for at least six weeks. Joey Votto is on the disabled list for who knows how long? You are within reach for both the National League Central and one of the two NL Wild Card spots. Put yourself in the shoes...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips placed on DL

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips tore a ligament in his left thumb during Wednesday's game with the Chicago Cubs. He underwent surgery Friday to have the ligament repaired, and the Reds expect him to miss approximately six weeks. They placed him on the disabled list Friday and called up catcher Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville. The @Reds place 2B Brandon...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds weathering injuries as Pirates come to town

The Cincinnati Reds were in an offensive rut late last week, but that seemed to be nothing more than a minor hindrance for a team that was at least healthy after three months of dealing with some fairly major injuries. Suddenly, they have two more. With Brandon Phillips joining Joey Votto on the disabled list, the Reds look to stay positive Friday night as they open a key series...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds will (again) have to overcome injuries to stay in NL Central race

CINCINNATI -- The National League Central, home of three postseason teams from last season, was expected to be a tight division race this season. That was before the Milwaukee Brewers got off to the hottest start in baseball and threatened to make everyone chase second place. Things have gotten much more interesting in the past couple weeks and that was before the news that second...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips injury update: Reds 2B out six weeks with thumb injury

The Reds have made a push to get back into the National League playoff race, going 24-13 since the start of June to pull within a couple games of the Central-leading Brewers. That streak of good play has survived a big slump from Jay Bruce and an injury to Joey Votto. Now, the challenge is to survive six weeks without Brandon Phillips. Bailey, of course, is starting pitcher Homer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips expected to miss six weeks after thumb surgery

Despite Thursday's extra innings loss, the Reds still managed to take four out of five against the depleted Cubs this week. But it didn't come without a price.Brandon Phillips left Wednesday's game early when he dove for a ball and got his glove caught underneath him. Initial reports suggested Phillips had simply sustained a sprained thumb. However, according to source...
Via Redlegs Review
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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