Phillips hopes to be back with Reds soon
AUG 17, 2014 4:53p ET
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.
Brandon Phillips says if all goes well in Dayton today he plans to be on the field with the Reds tomorrow in St. Louis.— Mike Hartsock (@MikeHartsock) August 17, 2014
Phillips started at second base and batted second for the Dragons, Cincinnati's low Single-A affiliate, on Sunday afternoon. He reached base his first three times up, including a double in the fifth inning. He also helped turn two double plays in the field as the Dragons lost 10-4 to the Bowling Green Hot Rods.
Phillips has been on the disabled list since July 11 following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. He began his rehab assignment with a pair of games with Triple-A Louisville, where he went 0-5 with a walk.
The Reds are 12-19 since losing both Phillips and All-Star first baseman Joey Votto in early July, they but went into play Sunday only three games back in the NL wild card race and seven games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central.
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