Brandon Phillips to have surgery Friday

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Associated Press

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 11 at 4:06 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is expected to miss six weeks after he has surgery on Friday to repair torn ligaments in his left thumb. is expected to miss six weeks.

Phillips injured his thumb diving for a ground ball in the eighth inning Wednesday night and an MRI Thursday morning revealed torn ligaments in his left thumb. The Reds' former Gold Glove secondbaseman was hitting 272 at the time of the injury.

The team placed former MVP Joey Votto on the disabled list earlier in the week with soreness in his left thigh.

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