Atlanta Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Cincinnati Reds

26 August 2016 Cincinnati Reds Second base Brandon Phillips  during a game between Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase field

The Atlanta Braves lineup just got a lot better by adding veteran Brandon Phillips. Peraza should also provide a solid average, but won't help in home runs or RBIs. "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".

Also per Rosenthal, the Braves' interest in Phillips increased with utility infielder Sean Rodriguez - who was expected to challenge incumbent Jace Peterson for time at second - will undergo left shoulder surgery next week that will keep him out three-to-five months. In 2016, he hit.291/.320/.416 for a 94 OPS+ with -7 DRS and 0.8 WAR (the last two were his worst showings since '06). He appeared to be penciled in as the team's everyday second baseman thus the quick acquisition of Phillips. Among active major leaguers, Phillips' 1,749 games played since he broke in the league ranks 11th. He hit.346 after August 1. He also won the Silver Slugger Award in 2011 and joined the 30-30 club in 2007.

Phillips has spent the majority of his career with the Reds and will be coming back to his hometown of Atlanta. Since the start of the 2006 campaign, he has collected at least 20 doubles in 11 of his 12 years, including four consecutive years with 30 or more, from 2009 to 2012. Rosenthal noted Phillips "used his no-trade protection to thwart deals to the Diamondbacks and Nationals" last offseason.

Either those players were expecting Phillips to be traded or they believed Peraza would find 400-500 at-bats somehow.

The 35-year-old Phillips attended high school in suburban Atlanta. He made his debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2002. Portuondo, 29, signed with the Braves from out of Cuba prior to the 2016 season. Atlanta is Phillips' fourth professional organization. He reached the majors in 2015 with the Braves, posting a 5.93 earned run average over 27.1 innings pitched in relief.

In 72 games and 256 plate appearances a year ago, Peraza was actually pretty good, batting.324/.352/.411 at a number of different positions.

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