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Brandon Phillips “day-to-day” with sprained right ankle

Aug 6, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

Brandon Phillips, Drew Stubbs AP

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips suffered a sprained right ankle Saturday when he collided with outfielder Drew Stubbs while trying to make a difficult running catch in shallow center field.

Phillips laid on the Wrigley Field grass for about a minute before climbing to his feet with the help of a trainer. He stayed in the game for a few more plays, but the Reds eventually decided to pull him. Miguel Cairo slid over to second base and Todd Frazier entered the contest to handle the hot corner.

Phillips told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer after Saturday’s game that he intends to play in Sunday’s series finale against the Cubs, but the Reds are likely to play it safe with their All-Star infielder by giving him a day of rest.

Phillips, 30, is batting .287/.333/.419 with 10 homers and 62 RBI through 108 games this season.

  1. hotkarlsandwich - Aug 6, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Phillips needs to stop being a “little bitch” and play

    • eric3287 - Aug 6, 2011 at 6:35 PM

      Or he could just blame it on the lights/umpire/wind/room service/ghosts of Wrigley past/some form of cheating and then order Cueto to throw at Stubbs during batting practice to send a message. That’s much more manly than finishing the inning and coming out when the training staff forces you to.

  2. hotkarlsandwich - Aug 6, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Enjoy those lunchables

  3. farvefromover - Aug 6, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    karlsandwich smells worse than Oprahs puss

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