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Brandon Phillips Biography
Second baseman for Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds, Brandon Phillips was born June 28, 1981. The Raleigh, North Carolina native was selected in the second round of the 1999 draft by the former Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals) after signing a letter of intent to play both baseball and football at the University of Georgia. However, he instead signed with the Expos on June 21, 1999. Once considered one of the top prospects in the Expos farm system, Phillips was nonetheless traded to the Cleveland Indians with left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee, outfielder Grady Sizemore, and first baseman/outfielder Lee Stevens for right-handed pitchers Bartolo Coln and Tim Drew on July 27, 2002. Phillips made his debut as a September call-up that year on September 13 versus the Minnesota Twins in Cleveland.
Phillips ended the 2007 season with 187 hits, 107 runs, 26 doubles, six triples, 30 home runs, 94 RBI, 32 stolen bases, and a .288 batting average. He led the Reds in runs, hits, triples, and stolen bases. He was second on the team in doubles and home runs. Phillips received a four-year, $27 million contract extension on February 15, 2008, instead of going to arbitration
Phillips was traded to the Cincinnati Reds on April 7, 2006 for a player to be named later, which turned out to be right-handed pitcher Jeff Stevens.
Brandon Phillips won his first gold glove in the 2008 season, leading National League 2nd basemen with a .990 fielding percentage having made 7 errors in 706 chances. He had a 78 game errorless streak during the season.
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