Brandon Emil Phillips (born June 28, 1981) is an American professional baseball second baseman. He plays in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds. He has also played for the Cleveland Indians.
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Phillips was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1999 but traded to the Cleveland Indians in 2002. After making his Major League debut that year, he spent several years moving back and forth between the Indians' major-league team and the minor leagues. Phillips was then traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 2006. Since the trade Phillips has developed into one of the best second basemen in baseball, winning four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, one Silver Slugger Award, and being selected to three National League All-Star teams.
By Dean Hanley
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