Brandon Phillips could soon be headed to Atlanta. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday evening that the Braves are nearing a trade to acquire the second baseman from the Reds. Neither club has confirmed the report.
It's not yet clear what Cincinnati may receive in return, but the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Phillips would be the only player the Reds would give up in a potential trade. The report cautioned that while an agreement is close, there are still hurdles to clear before it's completed.