The Cincinnati Reds have activated second baseman Brandon Phillips, who rejoins the lineup Monday for the first time since July 9.
Phillips tore a tendon in his left thumb in July while diving for a ball, which required surgery. He was cleared to swing a bat on Aug. 8 and began a rehab assignment a week later.
The 33-year-old played three rehab games before being activated.
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The Reds also announced that they activated pitcher Logan Ondrusek off the DL and sent down catcher Tucker Barnhart and pitcher Dylan Axelrod to Triple-A.
Before he went on the disabled list, Phillips was hitting .272 with seven home runs and 40 RBI in 86 games. He is a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner.
Cincinnati is 61-63 and sits in fourth place in the NL Central, 8.5 games behind the division-leading Brewers.
- Molly Geary