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The Reds, locking up another of their core players, have reached agreement on a six-year, 72.5 million contract with second baseman Brandon Phillips, according to a major-league source.
The deal will replace Phillips current one-year, 12.5 million contract, and extend from 2012 to 17, the source said.
The sixth guaranteed year was important to Phillips, who turns 31 on June 28. He will become the first second baseman to earn at least 12 million at age 36. Middle infielders in their mid 30s generally do not command multi-year deals.
The Reds, by back-loading first baseman Joey Vottos 10-year, 225 million extension, left themselves the flexibility to sign Phillips. Votto will earn 9.5 million and 17 million in the final two years of his current deal, then 12 million in 2014 and 15 million in 15.
Phillips, meanwhile, accepted less than the Rangers gave second baseman Ian Kinsler, who reached agreement Monday on a five-year, 75 million extension a deal that likely will grow to six years and 80 million if Texas exercises a club option for a sixth year.
Kinsler, who turns 30 on June 22, has played in two World Series and is a more productive hitter than Phillips, who nonetheless won both the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove in the National League last season.
Phillips, an immensely popular player in Cincinnati, also knew that he needed to accept a lesser contract to remain with the Reds.
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"I don't think it's a terrible deal for the Reds. Phillips is a good player who's durable and a fan favorite with a big personality. It does create an impetus to win now, before the Votto and Phillips deals potentially become a financial albatross. Hey, if they win now or next year, they can worry about 2016 in 2016." -David Schoenfield of ESPN.com's...
CINCINNATI -- Brandon Phillips is a man never at a loss for words -- ask him for a drink of water and he gives you Niagara Falls. Brandon Phillips is a man who displays nothing but positive emotions with a smile as broad as the Caribbean Sea.
Speechless? Tears? Doesn't happen in a decade of leap years when Brandon's in the house.
That moment arrived Tuesday when Brandon...
The Reds, locking up another of their core players, have reached agreement on a six-year, $72.5 million contract with second baseman Brandon Phillips, according to a major-league source.
The deal will replace Phillips' current one-year, $12.5 million contract, and extend from 2012 to '17, the source said.
The sixth guaranteed year was important to Phillips, who turns 31...
CINCINNATI Brandon Phillips slashed a solid single to center field off Miami's Carlos Zambrano and was startled when the Great American Ball Park crowd erupted.
The fans kept roaring and stood applauding. A perplexed Phillips looked at first base coach Billy Hatcher and said, "What's that all about?"
Said Hatcher, "Damned if I know."
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