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Daily News : reported that Brandon Phillips trade opportune one for Reds, Braves

as declared in The Cincinnati Reds gift-wrapped Phillips on Sunday and UPS-ed him to the Atlanta Braves for a couple of low-level prospects.
It can’t be called a salary dump because the Reds agreed to pay $13 million of the $14 million Phillips will be paid this season.
In other words, the Braves are being paid to take Phillips off the Reds’ roster.
Phillips, realizing his playing time would be reduced this season, finally waived his no-trade clause after nixing three previous trade attempts by the Reds — one of them to the Braves.
He spent all of last season in Class A and Class AAA after the Braves signed him out of Cuba before last season.

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On Verge Of Spring Training, Braves Trade For Brandon Phillips

“We are excited to add Brandon Phillips to our club,” Braves general manager John Coppolella said.
Sunday, February 12, 2017The Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds have completed a three-player trade in which the Braves acquired second baseman Brandon Phillips in exchange for left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and minor-league right-handed pitcher Carlos Portuondo.
Phillips will wear uniform No.
We are thrilled to ‘welcome home’ Brandon to Atlanta, where he will play in front of his family and friends and many of his fans.”
He has averaged 85 runs scored, 18 homers and 82 RBI per 162 games played in his career.

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