Cincinnati Reds

Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Reds in trade

The Braves acquired three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips on Sunday from the Cincinnati Reds for left-hander Andrew McKirahan and minor league right-hander Carlos Portuondo.

Braves general manager John Coppolella called Phillips a "Gold Glove-caliber defender who will also deepen our offensive lineup."

"We are thrilled to 'welcome home' Brandon to Atlanta, where he will play in front of his family and friends and many of his fans," Coppolella said.

Phillips graduated from Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia, in 1999, when he was drafted in the second round by the Montreal Expos. He made his debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2002.

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