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Reds place Phillips on paternity list, reinstate Heisey

The Canadian Press

6/25/2013 9:31:47 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Cincinnati Reds have placed second baseman Brandon Phillips on the paternity list, and he will miss the team's two-game series in Oakland before rejoining the club Friday at Texas.

Phillips returned to Cincinnati as the club made a brief stop in the Bay Area. The Reds reinstated outfielder Chris Heisey from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after a six-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville. He had been on the DL since April 29 with an injured right hamstring. Heisey was in the lineup batting sixth as the designated hitter against the A's.

The Reds also recalled infielder Henry Rodriguez from Louisville for his second stint with Cincinnati this season, and optioned outfielder Donald Lutz to Double-A Pensacola.