Brandon Phillips RUMORS & NEWS

  • Scooter Gennett: I didn’t ask for No. 4

    Cincinnati Enquirer "For nearly all of spring training, the Cincinnati Reds left Brandon Phillips’ No. 4 unclaimed. Even as the Reds prepped to head north from Arizona, they had not issued No. 4 to a player projected to make the team and move up from a non-roster number north of 60. Even Jay Bruce’s No. 32 was..." June 03

  • Ex-Reds 2B Brandon Phillips shocked 'somebody is wearing my No. 4'

    ESPN "Brandon Phillips, now with the Atlanta Braves after spending 11 seasons in Cincinnati, said Friday that he feels slighted the Reds issued his former No. 4 jersey to another player. "I still can't believe somebody is wearing my No. 4," Phillips told Cincinnati reporters. "That's kind of a slap..." June 03

  • Brandon Phillips has hilarious quote about avoiding disabled list

    Larry Brown Sports "He may be a 35-year-old playing on one of the worst teams in baseball, but Brandon Phillips hasn’t lost his sense of humor. On Thursday morning, the Atlanta Braves second baseman, who is currently battling a groin strain, dropped a funny quote about avoiding the disabled list. “I’m not going..." April 27

  • Braves trade for Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves are welcoming home a former All-Star second baseman, Brandon Phillips, after getting the Atlanta-area native from the Reds in a Sunday trade for two minor league pitchers who weren’t prospects. So eager were the rebuilding Reds to trade Phillips, 35, they agreed to pay $13..." February 12

  • Reds closer than ever to trading Brandon Phillips to Braves

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds are close to trading second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Braves, Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday night. A source told The Enquirer there is no deal in place and there are still hurdles to clear, but a deal of Phillips is closer than it has been in the past. Phillips would be..." February 12

  • Brandon Phillips vetoed trade to Atlanta in November

    Larry Brown Sports "If Brandon Phillips is leaving Cincinnati, he’s doing so on his own terms. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the Reds second baseman exercised his no-trade clause to block a trade to the Atlanta Braves in November. The trade may still be possible, at least in..." January 07

  • Brandon Phillips blocked a trade from Cincinnati to Atlanta, sources say

    Fox Sports "Even as Brandon Phillips faces a possible loss of playing time, he still is not ready to leave Cincinnati. The Reds’ second baseman used his no-trade protection in November to block a trade to the Braves, according to major-league sources. The Braves tried to acquire Phillips at the same..." January 05

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