The Cincinnati Reds will give Jose Peraza a chance to entrench himself at second base after trading Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves.

Bryan Price says Peraza will be the team's second baseman until he struggles. He was one of Cincinnati's most impressive young players last season, hitting .324 in 72 games with three homers and 25 RBIs.

"From Peraza's body of work, he's a regular," Price said. "He'd have to pay his way off the position."