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The Cincinnati Reds placed second baseman Brandon Phillips on a paternity list Monday.
Phillips' status change appeared on Major League Baseball's transaction list.
The Reds issued this statement before Tuesday night's game in Oakland: "Brandon Phillips is away from the team on a private personal matter."
The Reds' game notes said this: "Brandon Phillips will miss this series while tending to a family matter but is expected to rejoin the team Fri in Tex."
There was no comment on Phillips' Twitter page . DatDudeBP hasn't tweeted since Monday.
The MLB adopted a paternity list policy in 2011 that allows a player to miss up to three consecutive games to attend the birth of his child and lets his team fill his roster spot. The player must sit out at least one game once he is listed.
The Reds recalled infielder Henry Rodriguez Tuesday. They also reinstated outfielder Chris Heisey from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Donald Lutz to Pensacola.
The Reds play in Oakland again Wednesday afternoon and have an off-day Thursday.
So far this season, Phillips has played 71 games with 60 RBIs and 11 home runs.
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