Brandon Phillips to begin rehab stint; Homer Bailey headed to DL

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Brandon Phillips is set for a rehab assignment.
Brandon Phillips is set for a rehab assignment. (USATSI)

More MLB: Power Rankings | Expert Picks | Latest news & notes | Fantasy news

The Reds have some injury news on this fine Thursday evening, both of the good and bad variety.

On the good side, second baseman Brandon Phillips is going to begin his Triple-A rehab stint Friday, the Louisville Bats (Reds' Triple-A affiliate) announced. Phillips has been sidelined since July 10 with a left thumb injury that required surgery to repair the torn ligament.

No timetable has been given for Phillps' return from the minors.

On the bad side, starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a flexor mass strain and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to his next scheduled start (Saturday).

"It's going to keep him out for a while," manager Bryan Price said, via cincinnati.com. "How long he'll be out, we don't know. But we think he'll come back at some point this season."

So "a while" but not the rest of the season. That leaves a small window in September, one would guess.

The Reds haven't yet named a replacement for Bailey in the rotation. They are also without Joey Votto, as he looks to recover from a lingering quad injury.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

December 19, 2014
Justin Upton traded to Padres (2:18)
December 17, 2014
Boomer & Carton: Chase Headley will start at 3B
(4:14)
December 11, 2014
Jim Rome: Dodgers' overhaul
(2:13)
December 10, 2014
John Smoltz on the Doug Gottlieb Show
(7:06)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

College Bowl Bound

Free 2-Day Shipping over $100!
Use code 2DAY100
Get their favorite team
Shop Now