Reds go all in with Brandon Phillips deal

By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com | 04/08/12 5:00 PM ET CINCINNATI — Second baseman Brandon Phillips notched hits in his first two-at-bats on Sunday vs. the Marlins. The second hit, a rolling single up the middle in the bottom of the second inning,

By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com | 04/08/12 5:00 PM ET CINCINNATI — Second baseman Brandon Phillips notched hits in his first two-at-bats on Sunday vs. the Marlins. The second hit, a rolling single up the middle in the bottom of the second inning,

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.

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.

By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com | 04/08/12 5:00 PM ET CINCINNATI — Second baseman Brandon Phillips notched hits in his first two-at-bats on Sunday vs. the Marlins. The second hit, a rolling single up the middle in the bottom of the second inning,