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Brandon Phillips | Second Baseman | #4

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 2 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that "there is still a possibility" Brandon Phillips could be traded to the Braves.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal first reported Thursday that Phillips vetoed a trade to the Braves back in November, noting that the second baseman would want the Reds to address "certain, unspecified issues" before waiving his no-trade rights. Bowden is reporting something similar, saying the Reds "acknowledge that they made promises and assurances to Phillips that they are not living up to." While it's unclear what those issues may be, it sounds like he could still be dealt if they're ironed out. Worth noting is that Phillips is from Georgia and owns a home in Atlanta, so he could be tempted to approve a deal to the Braves even though they're unlikely to contend. Jan 6 - 10:09 AM

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According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Brandon Phillips vetoed a trade to the Braves in November.

This is the third time in the last two offseasons that Phillips has exercised his 10-and-5 rights, as he blocked deals to the Nationals and Diamondbacks last winter. Phillips is from Stone Mountain, Georgia and owns a home in Atlanta, so Rosenthal writes that the Reds were surprised that he rejected the deal. Of course, it's within his right to do so. According to Rosenthal, Phillips would want the team to address "certain, unspecified issues" before waiving his no-trade protection. It's an awkward situation, especially as the Reds try to find playing time for Jose Peraza and Dilson Herrera in their middle infield. The Braves were in talks with the Reds at the same time they were pursuing Sean Rodriguez. They cooled on Phillips after signing Rodriguez and it's unlikely talks will be revived at this point. Phillips, 35, has one year and $14 million remaining on his contract.
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 5 - 9:42 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Brandon Phillips is more willing to waive his no-trade clause this offseason that he has been in the past.

With only one year remaining on his deal with the Reds, the veteran second baseman appears to be more open to a move out of Cincinnati. With the Reds looking to create room for Jose Peraza and Dilson Herrera, there's a very realistic chance that Phillips gets moved at some point this winter. The 35-year-old slashed .291/.320/.416 with 11 homers, 64 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 2016.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 12:40:00 PM

Brandon Phillips (hand) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Phillips hasn't played since Tuesday due to a left hand injury. Ivan De Jesus is at second base.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 01:27:00 PM

Brandon Phillips left Tuesday night's game in St. Louis after suffering a left hand injury.

X-rays were negative, but even minor injuries can be season-enders at this point. Phillips was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and an RBI sac fly Tuesday before exiting. He's sitting on a .291/.320/.416 batting line in 141 games played.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 12:19:00 AM

Brandon Phillips (foot) went 1-for-4 with an infield single and a strikeout in his return to action Monday against the Mets.

Phillips was scratched from the lineup on back-to-back days after fouling a ball of his left foot on Friday. The veteran second baseman should be good to go moving forward.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 08:53:00 AM

Brandon Phillips (foot) was scratched from the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It's the second day in a row that he's been scratched, as Phillips' left foot is still sore after he fouled a ball off of it Friday. He's day-to-day. Hernan Irabarren will take his place at second base.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Brandon Phillips was scratched from the Reds scheduled lineup on Saturday due to a sore foot.

The hot-hitting second baseman fouled a ball off his foot on Friday and it's still bothering him on Saturday so he'll sit out the afternoon affair. Jose Peraza will start in his place at second base.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Brandon Phillips belted his ninth home run of the season as the Reds were clobbered by the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon in Arizona.

His solo shot off of Archie Bradley got the Reds on the board in the second inning. Phillips finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and is now hitting .286/.322/.410 with nine long balls and 53 RBI on the year.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 09:47:00 PM

Brandon Phillips singled three times in four at-bats, came around to score all three times and drove in a pair of runs versus the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Both RBI came on a second-inning single to right. He has a .286 batting average with eight home runs, 60 runs scored, 52 RBI and nine stolen bases on the season. Phillips was a top five fantasy second baseman for most of a decade but has faded with age. He can still be effective when healthy but he is rarely fully healthy anymore.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Brandon Phillips doubled twice, drove in two key runs, scored one of his own and stole a base on Wednesday versus the Marlins.

He helped produce all three runs his team put on the board. He also made a nifty defensive play to rob Dee Gordon of a hit, so it was an all-around good game for the Reds' veteran second baseman. The swiped bag gave him nine on the season to go with his .284 batting average, eight homers, 50 RBI and 54 runs. He has played through a few nagging knee and hand injuries this year but has remained productive.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 11:10:00 PM

Brandon Phillips (knee) is back in the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Marlins.

Phillips missed the first two games of this series after leaving Sunday's series finale against the Brewers with a left knee contusion. The veteran is starting at second base and batting cleanup on Wednesday versus Marlins right-hander Andrew Cashner.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Brandon Phillips (knee) is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Marlins.

Phillips exited Sunday's game with a left knee contusion and apparently needs at least one more day of rest. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. will fill in at second base.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 03:29:00 PM

Brandon Phillips (knee) is out of the Reds' starting lineup Monday against the Marlins.

Phillips left Sunday's game after suffering a left knee contusion. He's also been dealing with a quad injury. Tony Renda will start at second base and bat seventh Monday night against Marlins righty David Phelps.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Brandon Phillips departed Sunday's game against the Brewers with a left knee contusion.

It's unclear how Phillips suffered the injury. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 03:59:00 PM

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