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Votto, Phillips Awaiting Contract Answers From Reds

Mar 03, 2012 1:30 PM EST

Two of Cincinnati's best players, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, are without long-term contracts as the 2012 season approaches.

"We're going to try to get them both signed," Reds owner Bob Castellini said. "But we don't want to talk about it (to the media)."

The Reds have made offers to Phillips, but he has yet to accept. He wants what other top second baseman are making.

Via Cincinnati Enquirer