Worth noting

• Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, who had left thumb surgery to repair a torn ligament on July 11, traveled with the club to Miami. Phillips was on the field taking ground balls. Expected to be out for six weeks after the surgery, he is not expected to be activated from the disabled list until later in August.

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