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Reds, Braves Agree on Phillips Trade – Long rumored to be on the move, Brandon Phillips is finally leaving Cincinnati. A source told ESPN’s Buster Olney on Sunday that the Reds have agreed to a trade that will send the second baseman to the Atlanta Braves. According to a source, Phillips passed his physical Sunday and will retain his full no-trade rights, which he waived to approve the trade to Atlanta. The Reds will receive left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and right-hander Carlos Portuondo, sources told ESPN. 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.

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