Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips missed back-to-back games earlier this month after being diagnosed with a painful case of turf toe in his left foot, and now the problem has resurfaced.
Beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Phillips is out of the Reds’ starting lineup on Tuesday evening against the Rockies after reaggravating the toe injury.
And the absence could extend for several days.
Kristopher Negron will fill in at second base.
Phillips, 33, is batting .299/.337/.357 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 40 games this season for the Reds, who are 18-26. He’s making $12 million in 2015 and is owed $27 million between 2016 and 2017.