Cincinnati Reds Trade 2B Brandon Phillips to Atlanta Braves

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14 February, 2017

Second baseman Brandon Phillips was one of the faces of the Cincinnati Reds franchise during the past decade, but he will reportedly now lace it up for the Atlanta Braves.

Phillips had a 736 OPS past year and, though he turns 36 in June, is still at least a serviceable starting second baseman at this point in his career.

Phillips passed his physical Sunday and will retain his full no-trade rights, which he waived to approve the trade to Atlanta, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden.

Brandon Phillips is officially moving on from Cincinnati.

Phillips, who turns 36 on June 28, spent 11 seasons in Cincinnati after being acquired from the Indians in April 2006 in exchange for a player to be named later (pitcher Jeff Stevens, who never threw an inning in Cleveland). This trade should allow more regular playing time for Phillips, who appeared unlikely to receive that amidst a crowded infield on the rebuilding Reds. Rosenthal noted Phillips "used his no-trade protection to thwart deals to the Diamondbacks and Nationals" last offseason. In his 15 years in the Major League Baseball Phillips has won four Gold Gloves and been voted to three All-Star Games.

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Atlanta begins play at the brand new Sun Trust Park this year and has several established, veteran players in the lineup with the likes of Freddie Freeman, Matt Kemp, Nick Markakis and Phillips. He hit.294 with 12 home runs, 70 RBI and 23 steals in 148 games, a drastic improvement from his.266 average with eight home runs, 51 RBI and two steals in 121 games the prior year. Albies is Atlanta's second-best prospect, behind shortstop Dansby Swanson, and at 20 years old, Albies may need only half the season before being ready for the big leagues.

McKirahan, 27, missed the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Portuondo, 29, signed with the Braves from out of Cuba prior to the 2016 season.

McKirahan, 27, was claimed off waivers by the Braves from the Miami Marlins in 2015.

Cincinnati has been looking to move Phillips to make room for Jose Peraza, a former Braves prospect.


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