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Reds | Brandon Phillips slumping

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is in a 3-for-28 (.107) slump and was fined by manager Dusty Baker last week for not running hard to first base. "He is trying too hard more than anything," said Baker. "He ain't hurtin' any more (from getting hit on the forearm by a pitch in Pittsburgh). He is just swinging at bad pitches and nobody is going to hit swinging at bad pitches."

Fantasy Tip: Phillips should be fine, but until he regains his stroke at the plate, you could consider benching him if you have other options to plug in at second base.

2013-06-19 15:29:30 | Source: Dayton Daily News - Hal McCoy

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