Phillips, Hamilton updates
The Reds did not have 2B Brandon Phillips in Wednesday’s lineup because of a mild left groin strain that forced him out of Tuesday’s game.
“It’ll be one of those day-to-day things,” Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday morning. “We’ll see how he responds with treatment today. It’s just, again like they mentioned, it’s one of those injuries if it gets worse it becomes a significant concern so should know more by the end of the day and tomorrow on when he’ll be ready to play again.”
CF Billy Hamilton was out of the lineup again with a sore left wrist.
“It’s all good. I just got to let it calm down for a couple days and get back at it,” Hamilton said.
Hamilton was almost pressed into service on Tuesday during the 11-2 Reds win over the Phillies. Phillips was injured and came out before the third inning and Jay Bruce was ejected in bottom of the third inning. That left Tucker Barnhart as the only healthy player on the bench. Hamilton felt he could have played, if needed.
I told [Price]… ‘Listen, if you need me, I’m here. I can do whatever you need me to do – bunt, swing, run for sure.’ The game actually came out the way he wanted it to. He didn’t want to have to make the decision to use me. He wanted to give me that break.”