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Report: Reds have 'all intents' to trade 2B Brandon Phillips

Brandon Phillips got testy with a reporter who pointed out his low OBP. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips' days with the team could be numbered. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Reds will put second baseman Brandon Phillips on the open market with "all intents" of trading him this offseason, reports USA TODAY.

Phillips, 32, has four years and $50 million left on his contract and the team reportedly decided a month ago to see if they can get back value by trading the three-time All-Star.

Phillips hit .261 with 18 home runs, 103 RBI and a .310 on-base percentage this season for the Reds.

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He was upset earlier this season when he felt he was lied to regarding his contract status after Joey Votto signed a 10-year extension.

"To this day, I'm still hurt. Well, I don't wanna say hurt," Phillips said. "I'll say scarred. I'm still scarred. It just sucks that it happened. For [Castellini] to sign somebody for $200 million, there must be a new vegetable or fruit coming out that we don't know about. For him to do something like that and tell me they didn't have any more money, that's a lie. But what can I do? I just feel like it was a slap in my face."
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