Phillips out again (ankle)
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was out of the lineup again on Wednesday with a sore left ankle. Phillips was a late scratch Tuesday and left Monday’s game after six innings. It all stems from Sunday at Milwaukee, when he slid into the wall making a catch in foul territory and jammed his ankle under the padding.
“Not better enough,” Reds manager Bryan Price said of Phillips’ status on Wednesday. “If I run him out there for nine more innings (Wednesday), it’s not going to be better (Thursday), I can tell you that. I feel pretty confident about that. We’ll see. He’ll receive treatment again today and hopefully quite a bit better tomorrow. I think if it was up to him, he’d play. It’s going to be a lingering issue if we don’t give him time to rest and rehab.”