Phillips: X-rays negative
*Reds 2B Brandon Phillips, who was lifted for pinch-hitter Ryan Ludwick in the eighth inning of Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Dodgers because a sore finger, was diagnosed with a contusion. X-rays were negative and he is expected to be in the lineup tonight.
*Also — The Reds formally announced that Mat Latos will make his season debut on Saturday vs. the Brewers. No word on the corresponding roster move once Latos is formally activated.