Reds place Phillips on DL

Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – The Cincinnati Reds placed second baseman
Brandon Phillips on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to a torn ligament in
his left thumb.

The team said on Thursday that Phillips would undergo surgery and will be
sidelined for at least six weeks.

Phillips suffered the injury during Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs
while making a diving play on an Anthony Rizzo grounder.

The 33-year-old is hitting .272 with seven homers and 40 RBI so far this

In other moves on Friday, the Reds optioned catcher Tucker Barnhart to Triple-
A Louisville, while recalling pitchers Carlos Contreras and Curtis Patch from