ST. LOUIS -- Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips shouted obscenities Wednesday night at a newspaper reporter who commented on the star's sagging on-base percentage.
Phillips directed a short tirade at C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer before the game at St. Louis.
Phillips let loose at Rosecrans in the clubhouse, then interrupted manager Dusty Baker's pregame media session to make a few more comments.
The Gold Glove winner stuck his head into the doorway of Baker's office and singled out Rosecrans, saying, "I've found out your Twitter name now, dude."
Phillips sarcastically encouraged Baker to "Make them happy, Dusty" and threw in some expletives for the reporter who's "worried about my on-base percentage."
Phillips has a .310 on-base percentage for the slumping playoff contenders. He has 95 RBIs and has batted fourth for most of the season, hitting .355 with runners in scoring position.
Rayburn to DL: The Cleveland Indians placed outfielder Ryan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained left Achilles.
Raburn had missed 10 of the previous 11 games because of soreness in his left foot. He was hitting .270 with 15 homers and 41 RBIs in 70 games.
Surgery for Quentin: San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin will have surgery on his right knee and is done for the season.
Quentin has been on the disabled list since Aug. 10 with a strained knee and will have surgery in the next week or so to clean out loose fragments and scar tissue. It will be his third operation on the knee in 18 months.
Quentin hit .275 with 13 home runs and 44 RBIs in 82 games with the Padres this season.
Browns moves: The Browns were awarded rookie linebacker Eric Martin on waivers from New Orleans and waived second-year cornerback Trevin Wade.
A seventh-round pick last season from Arizona, Wade injured his shoulder while trying to make a diving interception during a training camp practice. He appeared in 13 games last season, playing mainly on special teams.
New replay policy: The Big Ten is allowing an unlimited number of replays to be shown on video boards in football stadiums.
The conference announced the new replay policy Wednesday.
Previously, stadiums were allowed to show one replay at no less than 75 percent of real-time speed. The new policy allows for multiple replays at any speed.
Husky Stadium: Husky Stadium is no longer crumbling and dilapidated.
Washington will christen its $280 million renovation Saturday night when the Huskies host No. 19 Boise State. The Huskies have been using the facility for most of their fall camp and moved into their new locker rooms, weight rooms, training center and offices a couple of weeks ago.
Six enshrined: Art Monk, Ty Detmer, Dave Casper, Charles Alexander, Art Shell and Jimmy Johnson were among 24 former players and coaches enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.
Atlanta was hosting its first enshrinement ceremony in a hotel ballroom adjacent to what will be a 94,256-square foot museum that organizers believe will host 500,000 visitors each year.
Venus upset: Venus Williams lost 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5) to 56th-ranked Zheng Jie of China on a wet Wednesday at Flushing Meadows. It is the third year in a row that the two-time champion is out of the U.S. Open after two rounds.
Rain began falling in the early afternoon, jumbling the schedule, and eight women's singles matches were postponed entirely, including Williams' younger sister Serena against Galina Voskoboeva. More than four hours of delays during the day meant 2012 champion Andy Murray did not play his first point of the tournament until 9:55 p.m., making for the third-latest start to a U.S. Open night session.