Phillips signs 6-yr, $72.5M deal
UPDATE — The Reds announced the signing. A press conference is scheduled for 4 pm.
According to MLB Network Radio’s Jim Bowden, and a few others, the Reds and 2b Brandon Phillips have agreed Tuesday to terms on a six-year, $72.5 million contract. The club has not confirmed any signing with Phillips.
“Just got to say, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!! Looks like y’all might have to deal w/ me a little bit longer,” Phillips posted on his Twitter feed early Tuesday afternoon.
The 30-year-old Phillips, has been playing out the $12.5 million option year on his contract and could have become a free agent after this season. Negotiations on had stalled since talks about a new contract began in September.
Of course, the Reds signed Joey Votto to a 10-year, $225 million deal last week. The club felt then that Phillips would still get a deal to stay in Cincinnati, and now it appears he has, or is very close.