Reports: Reds to trade Phillips to Nationals

Posted at 5:32 AM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 05:32:26-05

CINCINNATI -- After losing Todd Frazier, it looks like Cincinnati Reds fans might be losing another favorite player.

Several media outlets -- such as ESPN and Fox Sports -- have reported that Brandon Phillips is being traded to the Washington Nationals.

The reports indicate that the Reds agreed in principle to trade Phillips for multiple minor league players.

The star tweeted multiple messages Thursday night indicating that he was heading to Washington. He said he “can’t wait to put smiles on the kids faces.”

The reports say the star player has a no-trade clause that he would have to waive. ESPN reported that the Reds would likely have to pay him to do so.

The trade would reunite Phillips with former Reds manager Dusty Baker.

There is no official word yet from the Reds.