MILWAUKEE -- X-rays taken Thursday on the sore right index finger of second baseman Brandon Phillips were negative. Diagnosed with a contusion, and having been examined by the team's medical staff before and after batting practice, Phillips was in the lineup, batting fourth, on Friday vs. the Brewers.
In the sixth inning of Thursday's 4-1 win over the Dodgers, Phillips fielded a Yasiel Puig grounder for a potential double play.
"He had a lot of swelling in that at-bat he had after he injured his finger," manager Bryan Price said. "It was very painful. He could have stayed in that game to play defense. Because we got to his spot in the order, I decided to make that change and hit there."