Phillips hopes to avoid disabled list
Second baseman has broken right thumb; Votto sits
CINCINNATI -- You didn't have to hear the results of Brandon Phillips' X-ray. The big black splint the Reds second baseman wore on his right thumb Sunday morning said it all."It's broke," Phillips confirmed. "You could see it in the X-ray."
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.