Reds trade second baseman Brandon Phillips to Braves
- February 13, 2017
Long rumored to be on the move, Brandon Phillips is finally leaving Cincinnati. The second baseman is headed to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three-player trade.
The Reds received left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and right-hander Carlos Portuondo. McKirahan, 27, appeared in 27 games in relief for the Braves in 2015, posting a 5.93 ERA. He had Tommy John surgery in 2012 and again last year. Portuondo is a 29-year-old Cuban whose only American experience is 17 games between Class A and Triple-A last season.