Fan favorite Brandon Phillips is not scheduled to appear at Redsfest this weekend.

Phillips' representatives are negotiating a contract extension, so his pending absence at Redsfest could have been read as a bad sign. Phillips has been a fixture at Redsfest and the Winter Caravan since joining the team.

But Phillips, aka @datdudebp, put this out on Twitter Tuesday evening: "Just talked to my agent @Baseball_ACES and it feels good to know that we're moving in the right direction to make me a #Red4Life #ALLREADY"