Injury updates on Reds' Brandon Phillips, Homer Bailey
JUL 10, 2014 5:53p ET
Brandon Phillips will miss approximately six weeks following surgery for a torn thumb ligament, the team announced Thursday. The Reds' second baseman left Wednesday's game with a left thumb injury after making a diving defensive stop.
It will be the 33-year-old's first trip to the disabled list since breaking a finger in 2008.
Heading into Thursday's game, Phillips has hit .272/.308/.392 (94 OPS+) with 19 doubles and seven home runs in 86 games this year.
Pitcher Homer Bailey left Thursday's game in the sixth inning with pain in the patellar tendon of his right knee.
According to a release from the Reds, a precautionary MRI revealed that Bailey has a slightly strained right knee. He is not expected to miss his next start which is scheduled for after the All-Star break.