Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported late last night that the Reds and Braves were closing in on a trade for Brandon Phillips. Rosenthal believes the trade could be completed today.
Source adds: #Reds’ return will be minimal. Motivation for CIN is to clear infield logjam.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 12, 2017
Phillips praised his agent on Twitter. It sounds more and more like he will be heading home to Atlanta to play for the Braves.
ESPN's Buster Olney reports Phillips-to-Atlanta is a done deal.
The Braves and Reds have finished the agreement on the Brandon Phillips deal. Just checking boxes now before the announcement.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 12, 2017
Source tells me deal to send Phillips to ATL about done. #reds getting 2 players back. MLB must approve $$ in deal. CIN eating most of it— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) February 12, 2017