Phillips considered day to day with turf toe

Reds second baseman suffering from sprained ligament; club experimenting with orthotics

Phillips considered day to day with turf toe

CINCINNATI -- Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips sat out Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Braves, still hurting with an injury to his left big toe.

The diagnosis for Phillips was turf toe, which is a sprained ligament inside the big toe. He was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 4-3 win over Atlanta after he went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

"We're trying some different orthotics to stabilize that foot," Reds head trainer Paul Lessard said.

Phillips is considered day to day, according to manager Bryan Price.

"My understanding is it happened [on Monday], when he stole second base before [Kristopher] Negron came up, and then there were some lingering effects from that that we didn't know about until he made mention of them during the game," Price said. "Then it became very apparent it was getting worse, not better."

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