Phillips is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Cleveland, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports. Phillips remains on the bench for the second straight game and hasn't seen back-to-back starts since Sept. 20. The Royals continue to avoid over-exposing the 24-year-old in his return from a shoulder injury as Jorge Bonifacio gets another start in right field.
Phillips is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Phillips takes a seat after going 0-for-7 with four strikeouts in his last two starts. Jorge Bonifacio garners the start in right field as Salvador Perez serves as the Royals' designated hitter Friday.
Phillips is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. The Royals have avoided overworking Phillips since he returned from a shoulder injury. He sits Wednesday for the fifth time in nine games. Jorge Bonifacio will start in right field.
Phillips is not starting Tuesday against the Pirates. Phillips missed 10 starts with a shoulder issue before returning to the lineup as the designated hitter Sunday. He apparently remains unable to take the field. Jorge Bonifacio will be the Royals' right fielder in the Pirates' National League park.
Phillips is not in the lineup Monday against the Pirates. Phillips returned to the lineup for the first time since Sept. 4 Sunday after missing time with a shoulder injury, going 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. He'll head back to the bench for Monday's series opener as the Royals look to ease him back into action, with Jorge Bonifacio covering right field in his stead.