Reds trade Brandon Phillips to Braves

Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips hits a three-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Deolis Guerra in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (WCMH) — Second baseman Brandon Phillips is headed from Cincinnati to Atlanta, ESPN reports. 

The 35-year-old fan favorite has spent the last 11 years in Cincinnati. He is in the final year of a six-year, $72.5 million contract extension, per ESPN.

“We appreciate Brandon’s contributions to our organization,” Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations General Manager Dick Williams said in a news release. “He excited our fan base and was an important part of several seasons of winning Reds baseball. We wish him well with this next opportunity.”

The Reds will receive left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and right-hander Carlos Portuondo. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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