Reds Trade Phillips to Braves for McKirahan, Portuondo

Photo Credit: The Huffington Post

The Cincinnati Reds have traded second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers Andrew McKirahan and Carlos Portuondo.

Phillips, 35, has been in the MLB for 15 seasons; 11 with the Reds and 4 with the Cleveland Indians. This past season, he played in 141 games and bat .291 with 160 hits, 74 runs scored, 11 home runs, 64 runs batted in, and 14 stolen bases. Over his 15-year MLB career, Phillips has played in 1,749 games and has a .275 batting average with 1,863 hits, 920 runs scored, 197 home runs, 889 runs batted in, and 198 stolen bases.

Phillips’ career highs for a single MLB season are a .300 batting average (2011 with the Reds), 187 hits (2007 with the Reds), 107 runs scored (2007 with the Reds), 30 home runs (2007 with the Reds), 103 runs batted in (2013 with the Reds), and 32 stolen bases (2007 Reds).

McKirahan, 27, has been in the MLB for 1 season, and that was with the Braves in the 2015 season. He pitched in 27 games and had a 1-0 record with a 5.93 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP with 22 strikeouts. Portuondo, 29, has never pitched in the MLB.


-Asher Fair


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