Phillips was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
Phillips was battling to break camp as the Royals' primary right fielder, but an unimpressive spring -- coupled with the fact that he has a minor-league option remaining -- prompted Kansas City to send him back to Triple-A to open the season. The 24-year-old hit just .167 with 12 strikeouts through 30 at-bats in camp, which mirrored his struggles at the big-league level last season (.187 batting average and 41.5 percent strikeout rate in 147 plate appearances). With the Royals in rebuild mode, Phillips should get a chance to prove himself again at some point in 2019, though he'll need to make more contact if he wants to make any sort of impact. Jorge Bonifacio was also returned to the minors Tuesday, meaning Brian Goodwin will likely open the season as the team's starting right fielder.
Phillips went 0-for-1 with two walks, a strikeout and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Indians.
There was a minor scare Saturday when a 94-mph fastball from the Mariners' Yusei Kikuchi grazed Phillips' helmet, but he stayed in that game and got right back at it Sunday. Phillips is getting on base at a .444 clip through seven Cactus League games and is a plus on defense, but he has a minor-league option left and it's far from a lock that he will be the starter in right field to begin the regular season. Jorge Bonifacio and Brian Goodwin are in the mix as well.
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 in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Tigers.
Phillips went 2-for-3 with a run scored Saturday but will park on the bench against Detroit left-hander Daniel Norris. Jorge Bonifacio will start in right field as Salvador Perez serves as designated hitter.
Phillips is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers.
Phillips returned to the lineup from his shoulder injury this week and was able to play the outfield in the last three games, but will hit the bench against Tigers' lefty Francisco Liriano. The 24-year-old is 1-for-11 with five strikeouts since coming back from the injury.
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.
Phillips (shoulder) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts Sunday in the Royals' 9-6 loss to the Twins.
Phillips entered the starting lineup for the first time since Sept. 4 after the shoulder injury limited him to one appearance off the bench in the Royals' 10 games in between. Now that he's seemingly back to full strength, Phillips should occupy an everyday role in center field for the Royals over the final two weeks, which could result in the likes of Brian Goodwin, Rosell Herrera and Alcides Escobar losing out on playing time.
Phillips (shoulder) is back in the lineup but not on the field Sunday against the Twins, batting eighth as the designated hitter.
Phillips missed 10 straight starts with a shoulder issue after colliding with the outfield wall back on Sept. 4. It remains to be seen when he'll be back in the outfield, but it's a positive sign to see him back in the lineup.
Phillips (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Phillips will sit out his 10th straight game as he recovers from a right shoulder bruise. The 24-year-old was apparently available to pinch hit Friday but did not make an appearance. He's likely available in a similar capacity Saturday.
Phillips (shoulder) took batting practice Thursday, and he'll be an option to pinch hit Friday against Minnesota, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Phillips hasn't seen much action of late due to a bruised right shoulder, but he's on the mend and could see an at-bat Friday. He'll be considered day-to-day moving forward, and a return to the starting lineup sometime over the weekend isn't out of the question.
Phillips (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Phillips will sit out his ninth straight game as he continues to recover from a right shoulder bruise. The 24-year-old appeared in Wednesday's game as a pinch runner but has otherwise not seen the field since suffering the injury last week. Jorge Bonifacio will start in right field for the Royals in his stead.
Phillips (shoulder) is not in the lineup against the Twins on Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Phillips will be withheld from the starting lineup for an eighth straight game as he continues to nurse a shoulder injury. He did enter Wednesday's contest as a pinch runner but was removed from the game before the Royals took the field during the following inning. Jorge Bonifacio will man right field yet again in his absence.
Manager Ned Yost said Phillips (shoulder) is available to pinch run Wednesday against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Phillips is on the bench for a seventh straight game with a shoulder injury he suffered after crashing into the outfield fence, but he was able to take swings Tuesday and has been cleared for pinch-running duties. It's unclear when he'll be ready to rejoin the starting nine, but this is certainly a step in the right direction for the young outfielder.
Phillips (shoulder) is out of the lineup for the seventh straight game Wednesday against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Phillips left a game back on Sept. 4 with a right shoulder injury after crashing into the outfield fence. He has not appeared in a game since, and his return date is unclear. Jorge Bonifacio will get the start in right field.
Phillips (shoulder) is not starting Tuesday against the White Sox.
Phillips will be on the bench for the sixth straight game after bruising his shoulder back on Sept. 4. Rosell Herrera will get the start in right field.
Phillips (shoulder) is not in the lineup Monday against the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Phillips is set to miss a fifth straight game as he continues to nurse a shoulder injury he picked up during a collision with the outfield wall last week. In his absence, Jorge Bonifacio is once again starting in right field, with Hunter Dozier serving as the DH and Alcides Escobar covering the hot corner.
Phillips (shoulder) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.
Phillips has been out since Tuesday due to a shoulder injury incurred during a collision with an outfield fence. It's unclear how close he is to returning to action, though the fact he had range-of-motion issues earlier in the weekend isn't promising. Jorge Bonifacio will man right field in his stead, allowing Rosell Herrera to join the starting nine once more.
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