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UPI : reported that Cincinnati Reds agree to trade 2B Brandon Phillips to Atlanta Braves

according to The Cincinnati Reds agreed to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports Sunday.
In exchange for Phillips, the Reds will get left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and right-hander Carlos Portuondo, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
McKirahan, 27, appeared in 27 games in relief for the Braves in 2015, posting a 5.93 ERA in 27 1/3 innings.
Phillips passed his physical Sunday and will retain his full no-trade rights, which he waived to approve the trade to Atlanta, a source told ESPN’s Jim Bowden.
the Braves wanted Phillips partially due to a left shoulder injury sustained by infielder Sean Rodriguez in a car accident on Jan. 28, according to Fox.

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Brandon Phillips traded to Atlanta Braves

Brandon Phillips traded to Atlanta Braves

CINCINNATI — It’s a done deal: Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds second baseman and a fan favorite, has been traded to the Atlanta Braves.
The Braves and Reds have finished the agreement on the Brandon Phillips deal.
#BackInDaTrap #ATLien — Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) February 12, 2017I see ya @Baseball_ACES making dreams come true!
pic.twitter.com/xkYQFxmUaW — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) February 12, 2017″We appreciate Brandon’s contributions to our organization,” president of Baseball operations Dick Williams said.
It’s not clear what moved him on the Atlanta deal, though it puts him in his hometown.

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Atlanta Braves Add Pizzazz Acquire Brandon Phillips

The Braves will honor Phillips contractual no-trade (reported by Jim Bowden) but not his 10-5 rights.
The Braves were quick to point out that this is not a change to their no-trade clause policy.
Sean Rodriguez’ injury forced the Atlanta Braves to make a last-minute trade for the former All Star second baseman.
Braves will only honor Phillips limited no trade clause in reds contract (can veto 12) so he no longer has full 10-5 veto — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 12, 2017#Braves honor previous limited no-trade (12 teams) clause in Phillips contract, before he got 10-and-5 no-trade rights.
He was seen as a middle innings reliever but his age limited his future in a Braves system full of quality relievers.

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