Reds, Brandon Phillips OK contract

CINCINNATI — Second baseman Brandon Phillips agreed to a new contract on Tuesday that will keep him with the Cincinnati Reds through the 2017 season. Phillips was playing out the option year of his previous deal, getting $12 million.

Brandon Phillips was admittedly puzzled by the standing ovation he received after singling for his 1000th hit as a Red on Sunday. (Ernest Coleman/Associated Press) Prior to joining FOXSportsOhio.com, McCoy covered the Reds from 1973 to 2009,

The Reds announced that they have agreed to extend second baseman Brandon Phillips through 2017. The ACES client will earn $72.5MM over the course of his new six-year contract, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com

2B Brandon Phillips left the game after five innings due to a left hamstring cramp. He injured himself scoring from first on an infield hit and an error. "I'm not sure of the severity of it," manager Dusty Baker said. "He probably won't play (Tuesday).

Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM was told by a Reds' source that the club has agreed in principal on a six-year, $72.5 million extension with Brandon Phillips, pending ownership approval.