Phillips was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.
With Travis Shaw getting reinstated from the family medical emergency list, the Brewers had to send a hitter down, and Phillips was the casualty. This was widely expected, but it is now pretty clear that Lewis Brinson will be left up for the long haul, while Phillips is being treated more like a short-term depth piece. He is a plus right fielder, but there are significant questions about his ability to hit for a solid batting average against big-league pitchers.
Phillips was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.
The top prospect was sent back to the minors to allow start Paolo Espino to come up and start Thursday's contest, but with he'll make a return trip to the Brewers to fill in while Travis Shaw (personal) attends to a family emergency. Phillips figures to provide outfield depth while he's up in the big leagues.
Phillips was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.
The outfielder went 1-for-3 in his two-game debut while Travis Shaw resided on the paternity list. He was sent down in favor of Thursday starter Paolo Espino. Phillips is rolling for the Sky Sox, though, with a .297/.369/.589 line, 11 home runs and 41 RBI in 198 plate appearances. He may be considered for a promotion later in the year if a need arises, and at least in September for a cup of coffee.
Phillips will make his major-league debut Monday against the Giants. He'll bat eighth and play center field.
Phillips was recalled earlier in the day Monday to fill Travis Shaw's (personal) spot on the roster, and the Brewers will waste no time in deploying him into the outfield. He was one of the top hitters in the Pacific Coast League prior to his promotion, posting a .958 OPS with 11 home runs and 41 RBI.
Phillips was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.
With Travis Shaw (personal) landing on the paternity list, a spot on the major-league roster opened up for one of the team's top prospects to make his debut. Phillips' bat has come alive this season with the Sky Sox, as he slashed .297/.369/.589 with 11 home runs and 41 RBI in 49 games. His stay in Milwaukee may be brief, given that Shaw will likely return to the lineup sometime later this week, but the Brewers will probably let Phillips play while he's up.
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