Phillips Receives New Deal From Cincinnati

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0  Updated at 4:05 pm, April 10th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — The Reds have agreed to a new six-year contract with second baseman Brandon Phillips worth $72.5 million. The deal keeps the two-time All-Star in Cincinnati through the 2017 season.

Phillips had one year remaining on his contract at $12.5 million and would have became a free agent after this season. The new deal replaces his previous contract.

The Reds acquired Phillips from the Cleveland Indians in April 2006 for a player to be named later, which turned out to be pitcher Jeff Stevens.

He belted a career-high 30 home runs in 2007.

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