Former Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels. The Atlanta Braves acquired Philips from the Reds in a trade back in February.
Phillips, 36, is batting .291/.329/.423 this season. He has played a career-high 25 games a third base.
Phillips joins an Angels team that is 1.5 games out in the American League Wild Card race. Can he help them reach the playoffs? Phillips is from Atlanta and acknowledged how hard it was to accept a trade to Los Angeles. Read quotes from Phillips on being traded below.
This is a good article on Phillips accepting a trade for the second time in seven months and how is family played a big role in his decision.