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.
A source told ESPN's Jim Bowden that 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. Portuondo is a 29-year-old Cuban whose only American experience is 17 games between Class A and Triple-A last season.