Brandon Phillips RUMORS & NEWS

  • Brandon Phillips' 2-year-old son is already pretty darn good at baseball

    Fox Sports "Before the Reds-Dodgers game on Monday, Cincinnati's second baseman Brandon Phillips brought his son to the field for some practice where he proved he has skills far beyond your average 2-year-old (video above.) With his dad pitching, the youngster Micah hit a live pitch past the mound and..." May 24

  • Brandon Phillips almost gives Juan Uribe a heart attack with phantom hidden-ball trick

    Deadspin "Major League Baseball is apparently all about fun and mischief tonight, as another NL second baseman tricked a baserunner with a deke. Daniel Murphy got Yoenis Cespedes with a fake throw earlier tonight, and Brandon Phillips caught Juan Uribe loafing off second base with his empty glove. Poor..." May 20

  • Brandon Phillips hit by Noah Syndergaard pitch; X-rays negative

    ESPN "Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was hit in the finger by a pitch from New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard and forced to exit the game Monday night. Phillips was nicked in the fourth inning of the Reds' 5-3 loss. He fell to his knees on the grass down the third-base line, was..." April 26

  • Brandon Phillips mum on vetoed offseason trades

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Phillips entered spring training Tuesday as the starting second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, the same role he’s held since joining the club in 2007. And that’s despite the rebuilding organization’s winter efforts to make him the starting second baseman for someone else. The..." February 24

  • Brandon Phillips will be Reds' second baseman, Bryan Price says

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Phillips, despite the Reds’ front office’s attempts to trade him this offseason, will most likely be a Cincinnati Red this season -- and he'll be the starting second baseman. As Reds president of baseball of operations Walt Jocketty and manager Bryan Price praised newly acquired second..." February 01

  • Jocketty says it's unlikely Reds trade Phillips

    The Score "Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips doesn't appear willing to be part of the mass exodus from the rebuilding club. The three-time All-Star refused to waive his full no-trade rights in order to accept a deal to the Washington Nationals last month, leaving president of baseball..." January 12

  • Future with Reds is foggy for Brandon Phillips "Where do the Reds go now with Brandon Phillips? There are different options surrounding the four-time Gold Glove-winning second baseman, each with their own risks and rewards. On Thursday, the Reds reportedly had a deal in place to trade Phillips to the Nationals, but it wasn't that simple. As..." December 22

  • Source: Brandon Phillips trade talks between Reds, Nats may be dead

    ESPN "The Washington Nationals are moving on from their pursuit of Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips ... for now, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden on Saturday. The development, which was first reported by Fox Sports, doesn't preclude the sides from revisiting the deal, but negotiations..." December 19

  • Brandon Phillips trade talks between Reds, Nats not advancing

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals have not made progress in their Brandon Phillips trade negotiations and it's looking unlikely that a deal will be consummated unless the Reds change their demands, a club source directly involved in the negotiations said Friday. The teams agreed in..." December 19

  • Reds-Nationals have deal to move Phillips

    Redleg Nation "The Reds and Nationals have a deal in place to trade Brandon Phillips to Washington. The Nationals are now working out an agreement with Phillips who has to waive his no trade rights. Reporting by Ken Rosenthal. Sorry to be a little late on the Phillips rumors tonight. Was at The Force Awakens...." December 18

  • Nationals in talks with Reds about Phillips

    Fox Sports "The Washington Nationals are discussing a trade with the Cincinnati Reds that would reunite new manager Dusty Baker and second baseman Brandon Phillips in Washington, according to major-league sources on Tuesday. For the deal to happen, however, the Nationals would need to persuade Phillips to..." December 16

  • Report: D-backs revisiting possible Brandon Phillips trade

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks may be trying to get one more big deal in before the Winter Meetings in Nashville close up shop. After signing coveted free agent pitcher Zack Greinke and trading for right-hander Shelby Miller, the D-backs are once again looking at acquiring veteran second baseman..." December 10

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    #Reds scratch Brandon Phillips. New lineup: Hamilton 8, De Jesus 4, Votto 3, Frazier 5, Bruce 9, Byrd 7, Suarez 6, Barnhart 2, Leake RHP

  • Reds appear open to trading 2B Brandon Phillips

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Reds aren't opposed to trading veteran second baseman Brandon Phillips, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Phillips upset management two years ago by complaining publicly about his contract and suggesting he was misled by Reds ownership." June 19

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Price said Phillips was fine taking batting practice. “Gingerly” took ground balls. He’s available today, probably pinch-hit. #reds

  • Brandon Phillips reaggravated his turf toe

    Hardball Talk "Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips missed back-to-back games earlier this month after being diagnosed with a painful case of turf toe in his left foot, and now the problem has resurfaced. Beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Phillips is out of the Reds’..." May 26

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Phillips has turf toe on left foot. Trainer Paul Lessard said they are trying find an orthotic insert to alleviate the discomfort #reds

  • Reds' Brandon Phillips leaves game with toe injury

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips left Tuesday's 4-3 win with an injury to his left big toe. He was being evaluated as the game ended. Skip Schumaker pinch-hit for Phillips in the sixth and stayed in the game and played second. "It was a no-brainer for me (to take Phillips out)," Reds..." May 13

  • Reds manager admits Brandon Phillips came back from surgery too soon

    Hardball Talk "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..." September 04

  • Brandon Phillips to begin rehab stint; Homer Bailey headed to DL

    CBS Sports "The Reds have some injury news on this fine Thursday evening, both of the good and bad variety. On the good side, second baseman Brandon Phillips is going to begin his Triple-A rehab stint Friday, the Louisville Bats (Reds' Triple-A affiliate) announced. Phillips has been sidelined since July..." August 14

  • Brandon Phillips to start rehab assignment on Friday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips could begin a minor-league rehab stint as soon as this Friday, Reds manager Bryan Price said before Wednesday's game with the Red Sox. Price said Phillips could be back with the big league team as soon as the series in St. Louis next Monday through..." August 13

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    #Reds GM Walt Jocketty just told us that both Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips are approximately 5 weeks away…ouch Sirius 209 XM 89

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Reds’ Phillips out a while. Ligament issue, possible tear, in left thumb. #Nationals’ Harper missed 57 games with torn ligament.

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

    Sporting News "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..." July 10

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Bruised right heel for Phillips. #reds

  • Phillips isn't talking, but has plenty to say "Eight years ago, when he was competing for a utility job with the Indians, Brandon Phillips cut off all conversation with reporters, myself included. He went "media mute," as one colleague put it, because, from what I gather, he felt misunderstood, and the truth is he didn't have much good to say..." March 06

  • Yankees rejects trade offer from Reds, asking for Gardner in exchange "The Reds and Yankees have held trade talks regarding All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips, confirmed via an industry source on Wednesday night. Jon Heyman of first reported that New York declined a trade offer for Phillips in exchange for outfielder and potential..." December 12

  • Replacing Cano at second now the Yankees’ biggest worry

    New York Post "The Yankees know what they lost when Robinson Cano took the Mariners’ $240 million and bolted The Bronx for Seattle. Cano is a premier hitter who plays Gold Glove defense at second base and has a left-handed swing made for Yankee Stadium’s right-field porch. Now, as Yankees general manager..." December 09

  • Jocketty: Yankees leaked Phillips trade rumor as tactic to retain Cano

    CBS Sports "Reds All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips was rumored to be on the trading block through much of the early offseason. One of those rumors connected Phillips with the Yankees -- likely as a Plan B to possibly losing Robinson Cano to free agency. Well, at Redsfest Saturday, general manager..." December 07

  • On 'second' thought, Reds unlikely to trade Phillips

    Fox Sports "For much of the offseason, many in baseball expected the Cincinnati Reds to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips. A deal, however, appears increasingly unlikely, according to major league sources. The Reds discussed Phillips with the New York Yankees earlier in the offseason, and later..." December 04

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Reds did not invite Brandon Phillips to Redsfest and sources continue to insist that he will traded between now and the end of the WTR Mtgs

  • Yankees inquire about Brandon Phillips; price said to be very steep

    CBS Sports "The Yankees, looking to set themselves up in case star second baseman Robinson Cano signs elsewhere, have checked in with the Reds regarding Brandon Phillips and also asked about free agent second baseman Omar Infante. Phillips is said to be available in the right trade, but word is, the..." November 06

  • Potential trade fits for Brandon Phillips

    CBS Sports "Over the weekend we learned the Reds will shop second baseman Brandon Phillips this offseason with every intention of trading him. Apparently CEO Bob Castellini is not happy with the "slap in the face" comments Phillips made about his contract over the summer. Can't say I blame him. At age 32..." October 22

  • The Braves would have interest in Brandon Phillips if the Reds take Dan Uggla back

    Hardball Talk "We heard yesterday that the Reds could look to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips this offseason. And it sounds like we can count the Braves among the teams who could be in the mix to acquire him though there is a catch involved. We’re talking about a hypothetical scenario here so there’s..." October 19

  • Reds seem interested in trading Phillips

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds’ interest in Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero – even though Walt Jocketty says they’re unlikely to sign Guerrero – is the strongest indication that the club will try to trade Brandon Phillips. Guerrero projects as a second baseman. He reportedly agreed to a seven-year $32 million..." October 18

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Baker said Phillips will start. "he wasn't limping. he was pimping yesterday. not literally." #reds

  • Reds stand by their man Phillips

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Phillips’ latest media firestorm – he’s good for about one a year – drove home one point: The Reds may have some flaws, but team unity is not one of them. Phillips tends to say things that his teammates would never say or even think. The remark about the St. Louis Cardinals being..." July 22

  • Reds Brandon Phillips: $72.5M contract a 'slap in the face'

    USA Today "Brandon Phillips defended his comments from the August issue of Cincinnati Magazine that said he felt his six-year, $72.5 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds was a "slap in the face" and that he'd been lied to by general manager Walt Jocketty and owner Bob Castellini. "I have nothing to..." July 20

  • Brandon Phillips away from Reds on ‘private personal matter’

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds put out this press release on Tuesday afternoon: Brandon Phillips is away from the team on a private personal matter.’s transactions page has him listed “on the paternity list.” MLB has had a paternity list since 2011, allowing players to 1-3 days to be away from the team..." June 25

  • Phillips, Bailey star in Reds' 6-2 win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The so-called “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field continued to be a friend indeed for the Reds, as Cincinnati won its 10th straight game at the home of the Cubs, beating Chicago 6-2 in front of 28,052 on Monday night. Although the team didn’t arrive at their Chicago hotel until sometime around..." June 11

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Both Dusty and Phillips say @DatDudeBP should be in the lineup Friday vs. the Cardinals

  • Brandon Phillips thought forearm was broken

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Phillips expected the worse when Tony Watson’s pitch made contact with his left forearm in the eighth inning. “He got me good,” Phillips said. “When he hit me, I thought it was broke for sure. It just make one of those sounds. I still can’t really close my fist all the way. The first..." June 02

  • Phillips’ last day in camp for a while

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Today is Brandon Phillips’ last day in camp for a while. He leaves to join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic tomorrow. “I haven’t thought about it,” he said. “It’s a little bit different. At least it’s for a good cause.” Phillips has been playing more than usual in the early spring..." March 02

  • Brandon Phillips says he's OK after leaving game in Pittsburgh

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Phillips told second base umpire Ed Hickox that someone could get hurt rounding second after the Pittsburgh grounds crew dumped some quick dry compound to the shortstop side of the base to soak up the rainwater. "It was smooth everywhere else," Phillips said. "They just piled it up..." October 01

  • Brandon Phillips says he's OK after leaving game

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Phillips told second base umpire Ed Hickox that someone could get hurt rounding second after the Pittsburgh grounds crew dumped some quick dry compound to the shortstop side of the base to soak up the rainwater. "It was smooth everywhere else," Phillips said. "They just piled it up..." October 01

  • Phillips says he's OK after leaving game

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Phillips told second base umpire Ed Hickox that someone could get hurt rounding second after the Pittsburgh grounds crew dumped some quick dry compound to the shortstop side of the base to soak up the rainwater. "It was smooth everywhere else," Phillips said. "They just piled it up..." September 30

  • Brandon Phillips accuses unnamed Pirates player of racist comments

    CBS Sports "On Monday night, the Pirates and Reds played 14 taut innings. Not only was it a back-and-forth affair for much of the night, but there was also controversy during and after the game. It seemingly began in the eighth inning, when Reds second baseman and firebrand Brandon Phillips was plunked by..." September 11

  • Brandon Phillips returns from injury

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds moved a step closer to being healthy when second baseman Brandon Phillips returned to the starting lineup Monday after missing five games with a strained left calf. Phillips was in the lineup Saturday but was scratched late after general manager Walt Jocketty met with the..." August 07

  • Brandon Phillips: I'm going to be out for a while

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds manager Dusty Baker said last night he expects second baseman Brandon Phillips (mild left calf strain) to miss a few games, after Phillips left the game early during Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres. However, Phillips told reporters late Tuesday the injury could be worse..." August 01

  • Brandon Phillips slowed only by calf cramp

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Phillips left Sunday's 7-2 win in Denver in the fifth inning with a cramp in his left calf. "I felt it (Saturday)," he said. "I came back. There's a knot in there. But I'm all right." Phillips, in fact, thinks he'll be able to play Monday night in the opening game of the four-game..." July 30